Inaccurate TV Licensing Letters

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Dear British Broadcasting Corporation,

Under the Freedom of Information 2000 please provide the following information.

TV Licensing's marketing contractors, acting on behalf of the BBC, previously distributed a letter to unlicensed properties that had the headline statement: "Whatever you're watching, however you're watching it, your home needs a TV licence".

That statement is inaccurate and misleading (and that's a polite way of putting it).

Please provide the following information held by the BBC (which we know approves the wording of every TV Licensing letter):
1. Information relating to the wording/approval of this particular TV Licensing letter.
2. The number of complaints the BBC or TV Licensing has received about this particular TV Licensing letter.
3. Information relating to the decision to amend the wording of this particular TV Licensing letter (e.g. to make it a bit more accurate).

I look forward to a timely and concise response in accordance with the spirit of the Act.

Yours faithfully,

Peter Jones
Lead author of the TV Licensing Blog
http://tv-licensing.blogspot.co.uk

FOI Enquiries, British Broadcasting Corporation

Dear Mr Jones

Thank you for your request for information under the Freedom of Information Act 2000, as detailed in your email below. Your request was received on 10th December 2016. We will deal with your request as promptly as possible, and at the latest within 20 working days. If you have any queries about your request, please contact us at the address below.

The reference number for your request is RFI20162330

Kind regards

The Information Policy & Compliance Team

BBC Freedom of Information
BC2 B6, Broadcast Centre
201 Wood Lane
London W12 7TP

www.bbc.co.uk/foi
Email: [BBC request email]

Tel: 020 8008 2882

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FOI Enquiries, British Broadcasting Corporation

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Dear Mr Jones,

 

Please find attached the response to your request for information,
reference RFI20162330

 

 

Yours sincerely,

Information Rights

 

Information Rights, BBC Legal

BC2A4, Broadcast Centre

201 Wood Lane

London W12 7TP, UK

 

Website: [1]www.bbc.co.uk/foi

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

Tel: 020 8008 2882

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