ARC TV Licence

joyce lawrence made this Freedom of Information request to British Broadcasting Corporation

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The request was refused by British Broadcasting Corporation.

Dear British Broadcasting Corporation,

I made a request on 23rd of August asking to be shown where in legislation it states that if residential accomodation has more than one guest room ,then a ARC Licence would be refused
This is the response received which is unsatisfactory,the link given I am told (2004 legislation ,)is in Part 2 Schedule 4 but the only reference I can see with any remote bearing on this is Part 3 ( not 2) schedule four ,this refers to a room that is included in the Arc Licence ( not a guest room as guest rooms have to have a full TVs licence) April 1st 2007 included 1 respite room in the ARC Licence ( not a guest room ) as guest rooms as I have stated have to pay a full tv licence I do not see the connection as to whether a ARC Licence is allowed connected to guest rooms if it had been two respite rooms then I could understand the refusal.
Added to this is it not statutory that if a ARC Licence is refused the person who applied for it would receive written details of the refusal also stating reason why with full details.


"20th September 2016

Dear Joyce Lawrence

Request for Information – RFI20161575

Thank you for your request of 23rd August 2016 under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (‘the Act’)
seeking the following information:

“I have searched your Legislation and can find no reference as to Sheltered Housing can only receive
a ARC Licence if it has only one guest room if more than one guest room then a ARC Licence will be
refused can you please verify if that a ARC Licence will be refused if the sheltered accommodation
has more than one guest room for residents visitors and show me a copy of the Legislation stating

Please note that “TV Licensing” is a trade mark used by companies contracted by the BBC to administer
the collection of television licence fees and enforcement of the television licensing system. The majority of
the administration of TV Licensing is contracted to Capita Business Services Ltd (‘Capita’). Over-the-counter
services are provided by PayPoint plc (‘PayPoint’) in the UK, and by the Post Office in the Isle of Man and
Channel Islands. Marketing and printing services are contracted to Proximity London Ltd. Media services
are contracted to Media Planning Limited trading as Havas Media UK. The BBC is a public authority in
respect of its television licensing functions and retains overall responsibility.

The information you are seeking is contained in part 2 of schedule 4 of the Communications (Television
Licensing) Regulations 2004. Pursuant to section 21 of the Act (information freely available elsewhere) I am
happy to refer you to the published source below:

Kind regards

Rupinder Panesar
Freedom of Information Advisor, TV Licensing Management Team "

So I am asking again for the correct information concerning a ARC TV Licence and number of guest rooms ( not respite rooms )

Yours faithfully,

joyce lawrence

FOI Enquiries, British Broadcasting Corporation

Dear Joyce Lawrence
We have received your request for an internal review regarding RFI20161575
which we received on 26 September.
We will deal with the review as promptly as possible and will endeavour to
do so within 20 working days in accordance with the Information
Commissioner’s guidance, although in some instances reviews may take
longer. If you have any queries, please contact us at the address below.
The reference number for your internal review is IR2016079.
Yours sincerely
BBC Information Rights
BC2A4, Broadcast Centre
201 Wood Lane
London W12 7TP, UK
Website: [1]
Email: [2][BBC request email]

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Dear FOI Enquiries,
I received a reply on 26th September regarding my request for a internal review concerning my ARC licence,it said I would hear within 20 days this is now overdue and I am still awaiting a reply.

Yours sincerely,

joyce lawrence

Dear FOI Enquiries,
My request for a internal review was sent on 26th of September I should have received a reply by 24th of October and this is now overdue, can you please respond to my request.
Ref. IR 2016079

Yours sincerely,

joyce lawrence

FOI Enquiries, British Broadcasting Corporation

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Dear Joyce Lawrence,


Please find attached the BBC’s internal review decision concerning your
freedom of information request [RFI20161575 / IR2016079].


Kind regards,


BBC Information Rights

BC2 A4, Broadcast Centre

201 Wood Lane

London W12 7TP


Website: [1]

Email: [2]mailto:[BBC request email]

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