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Friday, 10 February 2012

TV Licensing: Achtung, Achtung

Licence fee payers will be heartened to hear that the BBC spends more than £20,000 per year producing a glossy TV Licensing newsletter that they never have the opportunity to read.

We thought we'd remedy the situation by asking the BBC to release every issue of the In Brief newsletter since 2008. These are linked to below:
Summer 2008 edition
Autumn 2008 edition
Spring 2009 edition
Autumn 2009 edition
Winter 2009/10 edition
Spring 2010 edition
Summer 2010 edition
Autumn 2010 edition
Spring 2011 edition
Summer 2011 edition

In Brief is sent to what the BBC humorously describe as TV Licensing stakeholders. These are people TV Licensing wish to indoctrinate into their warped sense of logic (e.g. no-one can survive without TV, therefore everyone must have a TV, therefore everyone must need a TV licence). Worryingly TV Licensing routinely send this document to Magistrates Courts in an effort to misinform feeble-minded JPs about many aspects of their operation.

We actually first came to hear about In Brief when a JP told us he had received it bundled with a routine publication from the Magistrates' Association.

Further information about In Brief, including an edited distribution list, can be viewed here.


GRP Lining Services. said...

Pretty disgusting to think tvl claim to have a 'community relations' policy with the police amongst its recipients.

33_hertz said...

What a sad photo of the young girl using the remote control looking all panda-eyed and bored shitless in the Summer edition of this piffle.

I just don't have time or the inclination to watch any of it lol.

Keep up the great work you do sir!

Annoyed said...

"A client has received a letter
from TV Licensing, but doesn’t watch TV. What should they do?"

This should be fun . . .

"They should get in touch and let us know, so we can update our database."

Yeah, really. More like update their database to make sure they are harrassing the correct person.

"We will then arrange to visit their property to confirm that they are not watching TV on the premises."

What presumptive arrogance!

What they really mean is

'We will send someone round to make sure you are lying (everyone watches TV so you must be lying) then give them a bonus when they intimidate you into making a payment whether you need to or not'

admin said...

Thanks for your comments Annoyed, which are right on the money.

People who do not watch live television programmes are under no legal obligation at all to inform TV Licensing of the fact.

Doing so is pointless because, as your quote from In Brief demonstrates, TV Licensing do not believe any "no TV" claim and arrogantly expect to confirm by visiting in person.

TV Licensing are deceitful, bullying scumbags who terrorise law-abiding people in their homes.

They're almost as low as paedophiles in our eyes.