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Monday, 16 July 2018

TV Licensing: Prosecution is Last Resort

The lying bastards.

TV Licensing PR harlot Suzy Vickers in a letter to the Guardian a few days ago:
A letter (13 July) inaccurately stated that one in three cases brought to prosecute non-payers of the TV licence is thrown out. That is not the case. There is a 99% conviction rate for licence fee evasion cases determined by the courts in England and Wales, with the exception of those we withdraw.

Our inquiry officers focus their visits on unlicensed addresses in which occupants have ignored previous attempts from us to make contact to find out if a TV licence is needed. Inquiry officers are required to follow rules of conduct laid down for them. These are available on our website. They must prove their identity by showing an identity card, explain why they are visiting and conduct themselves professionally and courteously at all times.

TV Licensing will only prosecute when all other options have been exhausted. The majority of first-time offenders will be able to avoid prosecution if they buy a licence before their case comes to court. TV Licensing is also trialling a simple payment plan designed to support customers who may need a little more help paying their bills.
As we have previously discussed, TV Licensing's claim of a 99% conviction rate does not withstand closer scrutiny.

That statistic is another of the many lies TV Licensing likes to spread for the purposes of deterrence. TV Licensing wants every licence-fee evader to believe it has a far reaching and effective enforcement regime. The reality, as regular readers will already know, is very different.

TV Licensing does lies by the bucket full. Most TV Licensing people wouldn't know the truth if it bit them on the arse.

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Dean Stockton said...

I thought you were allowed to question your accuser, that would be the person acting on behalf of the Paedo channels. If they won't let you then take out a prosecution, you can do this yourself without any real legal knowledge.
If the person who claims to have seen you or anyone watching live TV at the property won't turn up in court then they have no evidence! How can you question them if they won't attend and anyone answering on behalf of the GOON is just assuming that is the reply they would have given. I use a phrase from the film under siege 2 to beat down their assumptions, and that is: Assumption is the mother of all f*ck ups.

Anonymous said...

TVL tell more porkies than Donald Trump