TV licensing evasion by social grade

Ganesh Sittampalam made this Freedom of Information request to British Broadcasting Corporation

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Ganesh Sittampalam

Dear British Broadcasting Corporation,

On page 8 of your annual review of TV licensing (http://www.tvlicensing.co.uk/resources/l...),
there are charts showing some statistics by social grade for the "licensable basis" and "unlicensed properties".

As you will be aware, unlicensed properties do not necessarily equate to license fee evasion. Please could you provide the equivalent statistics in relation to (a) prosecutions (b) successful prosecutions (c) estimated evasion?

I appreciate that you may not be able to extract this exact information within the costs limit. If this is the case, please let me know if there is any information broadly relating to social grade and evasion rates that you could provide.

Yours faithfully,

Ganesh Sittampalam

FOI Enquiries, British Broadcasting Corporation

Dear Ganesh Sittampalam

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 26 February 2011. 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 RFI20110259

Kind regards

The Information Policy & Compliance Team

BBC Freedom of Information
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FOI Enquiries, British Broadcasting Corporation

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Dear Mr Sittampalam,

Please find attached the response to your request for information,
reference RFI20110259

Kind regards,
Rebecca Turner

Information Policy and Compliance
BBC Freedom of Information
Room 2252, White City
201 Wood Lane
London W12 7TS, UK

Website: www.bbc.co.uk/foi
Email: [BBC request email]
Tel: 020 8008 2883
Fax: 020 8008 2398

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Ganesh Sittampalam

Dear FOI Enquiries,

Thanks for your reply.

The table you've given doesn't explicitly list the corresponding social grade. Could you confirm that the rows are in the same order as in your other publications, i.e. AB, C1, C2, D, E with AB on the first row and E on the last?

Yours sincerely,

Ganesh Sittampalam

FOI Enquiries, British Broadcasting Corporation

Dear Mr Sittampalam,

Thank you for your email, repeated below, which was received on 26 March
2011; seeking clarification of our response to RFI20110259.

I can confirm that the rows are in the same order as in TVL publications
(i.e. AB, C1, C2, D, E with AB on the first row and E on the last)

Kind regards,
Rebecca Turner

Information Policy and Compliance
BBC Freedom of Information
Room 2252, White City
201 Wood Lane
London W12 7TS, UK

Website: [1]www.bbc.co.uk/foi
Email: [2][BBC request email]
Tel: 020 8008 2883
Fax: 020 8008 2398

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