TV Licensing Letter Costs

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Dear British Broadcasting Corporation,

I am making this request for information under the terms of the
Freedom of Information Act 2000.

• How many letters about TV license fee avoidance were sent in 2012?
• How many letters were sent in 2012 to student halls of residence and Houses in Multiple Occupation?
• What was the annual cost in 2012 of posting letters about TV licensing?
• How much of that was spent in 2012 on sending material to student halls of residence and Houses in Multiple Occupation?
• In 2012 how many cases of license fee avoidance went to court?
• How many of those cases resulted in convictions?
• Of those convictions, how many were students?
• How much was spent in legal fees prosecuting TV license fee avoiders?

Yours faithfully,
Miss. A. Booth

Peter Jones left an annotation ()

I think your terminology is wrong. A TV licence is only needed for those properties where equipment is used to receive/record TV programme services.

TV Licensing avoidance, like tax avoidance, is perfectly legal. A person might avoid a TV licence by choosing to only watch pre-recorded content only (like on DVDs and iPlayer), which is perfectly legal.

Alice Booth left an annotation ()

Thanks Peter! I wasn't totally sure how to phrase it so that was really helpful. A

Dear British Broadcasting Corporation,

Just to clarify, when I say TV license fee avoidance I mean illegal TV license fee avoidance and when I say letters about TV license fee avoidance I again mean illegal TV license fee avoidance.

Yours faithfully,

Alice Booth

FOI Enquiries, British Broadcasting Corporation

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