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This blog is to highlight the unjust persecution of legitimate non-TV users at the hands of TV Licensing. These people do not require a licence and are entitled to live without the unnecessary stress and inconvenience caused by TV Licensing's correspondence and employees.

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Tuesday, 5 August 2008

TV Licensing for Businesses

You need a television licence for your business if you or any of your staff, guests or visitors uses television receiving equipment at your business address to watch or record television programmes as they're being broadcast to members of the public.

You don't need a licence if:
  • You use a digital box with a hi-fi system or another device that can only be used to produce sounds and can't display television programmes and you don't install or use any other television receiving equipment.
  • You use a television set or computer monitor for closed circuit monitoring and you don't install or use any other television receiving equipment.
  • You use a television set or computer to watch only pre-recorded DVDs or videos (e.g. for training purposes) and you don't install or use any other television receiving equipment.
A single licence covers all television receiving equipment being used at a single business site.

It allows everyone who works at the site to use a television receiver in any building, vehicle, vessel or caravan being used for a business purpose. It also allows any visitors to watch television at the site.

It does not cover the use of television receiving equipment in:
  • Residential accommodation within your premises.
  • Separately run on-site welfare or social clubs.
  • Areas of your premises that you sublet to another business.
Television receiving equipment being used in any of these areas will need to be separately licensed. If you sublet part of your premises to another business, it is their responsibility to ensure that they have a licence.

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