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Legal advice on the BBC statement that Second licences are required for Second Homes

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Dear British Broadcasting Corporation,

On your website in the section headed "Do I need a TV Licence" (Second Homes) you state in advice to customers owning second homes that they......

" can't move your licence to cover your second home while you're there and then move it back again"

You also state that for Houses flats bungalows or cottages a 'separate' TV licence' is required.

For static caravans, mobile homes or moveable chalets this does not apply and you provide a declaration form for customers to complete confirming that they do not use receiving equipment in two places simultaneously.

This is illogical and unfair.

As a pensioner in my seventies who will not now receive the benefit of a free TV licence post 75 and who owns a second home I will continue to be obliged to pay two TV licences despite not using receiving equipment simultaneously in two separate homes.

I would like the BBC to disclose to me the legal advice you have obtained that supports the advice in your website on this subject and which is noted above.

Kind Regards

Yours faithfully,

Jon Massey

FOI Enquiries, British Broadcasting Corporation

Dear Jon Massey

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 11.02.2020.  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 RFI20200225.

Kind regards,

Information Rights

BBC Freedom of Information
BC2 A4, Broadcast Centre
201 Wood Lane
London W12 7TP

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

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Dear Joe Massey

 

Please find attached the response to your request for information,
reference RFI20200225.

 

Kind regards

 

Information Rights

 

BBC Freedom of Information

BC2 A4, Broadcast Centre

201 Wood Lane

London W12 7TP

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Dear FOI Enquiries,

Dear BBC

You have not replied to my request in the specified timescale and I am advised you are now in breach of your legal obligations under FOI legislation.

Please respond without further delay.

If you have not obtained legal advice on the guidance statements shown in relation to TV licences on second homes, but have simply 'made the rules up' please simply say so.

Yours sincerely,

jonathan massey

FOI Enquiries, British Broadcasting Corporation

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Dear Jonathan Massey,

The BBC has responded to your request 10 March 2020.

Yours sincerely,

 

Information Rights

 

BBC Freedom of Information

BC2 A4, Broadcast Centre

201 Wood Lane

London W12 7TP

 

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

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

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