Paypoint barcodes and person's name.

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Dear British Broadcasting Corporation,

In my local area shops with paypoint terminals are outright refusing to issue new TV licences, therefore they only way to pay without ownership of a bank card is through a £12.50 postal order plus postage and license costs. How many complaints have you had about not being able to purchase a new license via paypoint? Have you investigated creating a session based barcode that has the address details for a new license so it can be used with paypoint terminals. All paypoint shop staff asked for a barcode which does not exist for new TV licenses.

When buying a new license for a single domestic dwelling, what are the specific laws and regulations that say a person's name must be supplied for a new license to be issued? Can a new TV license be purchased without providing any name?

Yours faithfully,

Joe Kemp

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Dear J Kemp

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Yours sincerely,

The Information Policy and Compliance Team

BBC Information Policy and Compliance
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201 Wood Lane
London W12 7TP, UK

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