TV Licensing renewal communications

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Dear British Broadcasting Corporation,

I recently made a request for information to you (RFI20170173). Unfortunately you could not provide me the information I requested due to confusion on what I was requesting.

As a result I have I have reworded my request as follows, which, hopefully, clarifies my request sufficiently to enable you to provide useful information.

Scenario :

An address holds a full, valid, colour, TV license (current cost £145.50). This license is due for renewal on 1st January each year. TV Licensing will send requests for renewal payment in the period leading up to the renewal date. For each request issued by TV Licensing (up to, and including the renewal date) please provide :

For the years 2016, 2015, 2014 :

1. A copy of each request sent (either by email or letter);

2. The date each request is sent e.g 1 month before renewal date, 1 week before renewal, 1 day before renewal date.

3. Where a change in any request text has been made for either 2015 or 2016 please also provide the date each change was authorised.

4. Please provide the number of people from 'the BBC TV Licensing Management Team' involved in the 'discussions leading up to the final approval of letters'.

I believe this revised request should not require you to provide me with no more than 4 or 5 copies of specific letters/emails for each of the requested years, not the 'hundreds of variations' that you indicate. Also, if you still believe that this request will exceed the £450 cost limit please provide as much information as possible up to the cost limit in the priority order of Q1 first, then Q2, Q3, Q4, and working backwards chronologically from 2016 first.

Yours faithfully,

R Good

FOI Enquiries, British Broadcasting Corporation

Dear R Good,

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 28 March 2017.  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 RFI20170481.

Kind regards,

Information Rights

BBC Freedom of Information
BC2 B6, Broadcast Centre
201 Wood Lane
London W12 7TP

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

Tel: 020 8008 2882

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FOI Enquiries, British Broadcasting Corporation

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Dear R Good,

 

Please find attached the BBC’s initial response to your Freedom of
Information request, reference RFI20170481

 

 

Yours sincerely,

Information Rights

 

Information Rights, BBC Legal

BC2A4, Broadcast Centre

201 Wood Lane

London W12 7TP, UK

 

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

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

Tel: 020 8008 2882

Fax: 020 8008 2398

 

 

 

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Dear FOI Enquiries,

Thank you for your response indicating you require more time to consider potential FOI Act section 31 (Law Enforcement) exemptions.

I await your response with interest. I believe that most of the information I have requested is already in the public domain, by the fact that you send reminder letter/emails to the public, and therefore it is difficult to understand which aspects of my request would hinder your 'enforcement of the law'. Regardless of this I do expect that any aspects of my request not covered by Section 31 exemptions are responded to in full.

Yours sincerely,

R Good

Dear FOI Enquiries,

Your last response to RFI20170481 indicated you required to determine if any exemptions​ applied to the data you hold pertinent to my request. You expected to be able yo provide a response by 26th May.

As this date has now passed please provide me with the outcome of your exemption tests or, if this is still not available, the reasons for your further delay and a revised completion date.

Note, in my response to your last communication I indicated that, regardless of the outcome of your exemption test, I still expected to receive all requested information requested that is NOT subject to exemption. I have still not received this information either.

Yours sincerely,

R Good

FOI Enquiries, British Broadcasting Corporation

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Dear R Good

 

Please find attached the response to your request for information,
reference RFI20170481. We apologise for the delay in issuing this response
to you and we accept that we have failed to meet the statutory 20-day
deadline on this occasion; we would also like to apologise for any
inconvenience caused by the delay.

 

 

Yours sincerely,

 

Information Rights

 

Information Rights, BBC Legal

BCA4, Broadcast Centre

201 Wood Lane

London W12 7TP, UK

 

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

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

Tel: 020 8008 2882

Fax: 020 8008 2398

 

 

 

 

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