Television Licence requirement for employment

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Dear British Broadcasting Corporation,

1) Is having a Television Licence a requirement for employment anywhere at the BBC? Please list the departments where a valid Licence is required at your home address to gain employment.

2) In particular, does one need to have a Television Licence to gain employment within the Television Licensing enforcement division, currently outsourced to Capita? I ask with particular interest when it comes to becoming an Enforcement Officer.

3) Is there any kind of employee or contractor discount for a Television Licence for those employed by the BBC or their contractors?

Yours faithfully,

Mr Scott

FOI Enquiries, British Broadcasting Corporation

Dear Mr Scott,

Thank you for your request for information under the Freedom of Information Act 2000. Your request was received on 1 July 2019. 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 below address.

The reference number for your request is RFI20191114.

Yours sincerely

Information Rights, BBC Legal
BC2A4 | Broadcast Centre | 201 Wood Lane | London | W12 7TP

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FOI Enquiries, British Broadcasting Corporation

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Dear Mr Scott,

                                            

Please find attached the response to your request for information,
reference RFI20191114.

 

Yours sincerely,

 

Information Rights

 

BBC Freedom of Information

BC2 A4, Broadcast Centre

201 Wood Lane

London W12 7TP

 

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Dear British Broadcasting Corporation,

Please pass this on to the person who conducts Freedom of Information reviews.

I am writing to request an internal review of British Broadcasting Corporation's handling of my FOI request 'Television Licence requirement for employment'.

I must disagree that this request is regarded as "creating new information". A simple look at any interviewer's guidance and specimen employment contract should be able to answer this Yes/No issue. If there is guidance such as the interviewer asking "Do you have a television licence at home?" or an employment contract having a clause saying "You must live in a property with a television licence" or similar then the answer is Yes. If these clauses and guidance questions do not have this information, the answer is No.

A full history of my FOI request and all correspondence is available on the Internet at this address: https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/t...

Yours faithfully,

Mr Scott

FOI Enquiries, British Broadcasting Corporation

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Dear Mr Scott,

 

Freedom of Information Act 2000: Internal review request

 

We have received your request for an internal review in relation to your
request under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (RFI20191114).  Your
request for an internal review was received on 30 July 2019. 

 

We shall deal with the review as promptly as possible and, at the latest
within 20 working days of our receipt of your internal review request.  If
you have any queries please contact us quoting the reference number below
on all correspondence.

 

The reference number for your internal review request is IR2019038.

 

Regards,

 

Information Rights

 

BBC Freedom of Information

BC2 A4, Broadcast Centre

201 Wood Lane

London W12 7TP

 

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