TV licence warning to landlords

First published in News

LANDLORDS are being reminded to make sure they have the correct TV licence before the RBS 6 Nations kicks off on Saturday.

Any pub, bar or sports club which shows live television must be covered by a valid TV Licence.

If there is living accommodation on the premises where a TV is also in use, this must be covered by a separate licence.

Pubs without a valid licence are breaking the law and run the risk of a court prosecution and fine of up to £1,000 per offence plus costs.

Lucy Baird, TV Licensing spokesperson for the North of England, said: “With numerous pubs and rugby clubs spread across Bolton, watching live rugby and cheering on England in the company of friends is a great way to spend a Saturday or Sunday afternoon.

“It’s important pubs and clubs are correctly licensed and we know landlords and managers want to stay within the law.”

Brigid Simmonds, Chief Executive of the British Beer and Pub Association, added: “With the time pressures on busy pub licensees, it’s easy to overlook making sure your TV licence for the premises is up to date.”

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10:39am Tue 29 Jan 13

Beyond News Forum says...

It's all about the money... how about the government get a batter on with those tax dodgers? The real criminals!
It's all about the money... how about the government get a batter on with those tax dodgers? The real criminals! Beyond News Forum
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4:33pm Tue 29 Jan 13

BWFC1988 says...

Beyond News Forum wrote:
It's all about the money... how about the government get a batter on with those tax dodgers? The real criminals!
Forgot about the old women getting mugged, wheelie bins spontaneously combusting, anti-Welsh chanting at the match, town centre falling to pieces and the council slapping parking fines on people stopping for 12 seconds, just get your bloody BBC television tax paid
[quote][p][bold]Beyond News Forum[/bold] wrote: It's all about the money... how about the government get a batter on with those tax dodgers? The real criminals![/p][/quote]Forgot about the old women getting mugged, wheelie bins spontaneously combusting, anti-Welsh chanting at the match, town centre falling to pieces and the council slapping parking fines on people stopping for 12 seconds, just get your bloody BBC television tax paid BWFC1988
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12:09pm Wed 30 Jan 13

Hough64 says...

A crime is a crime. Pay up or shut up!!
A crime is a crime. Pay up or shut up!! Hough64
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12:40pm Wed 30 Jan 13

JOHN HIGHAM says...

Hough64 wrote:
A crime is a crime. Pay up or shut up!!
What a fool that wrote this......

Without going on the BBC`S website can you explain THE TRUE wording of the LAW for that tv licence???????? The wording of the law HAS NOT BEEN ALTERED so you DO NOT need to pay for a tv licence also the wording of the law has that many mistakes and the idiots at the bbc allow you to think that they are correct But then again have the bbc ever got anything right after allowing savile and stuart hall to run amock for years
[quote][p][bold]Hough64[/bold] wrote: A crime is a crime. Pay up or shut up!![/p][/quote]What a fool that wrote this...... Without going on the BBC`S website can you explain THE TRUE wording of the LAW for that tv licence???????? The wording of the law HAS NOT BEEN ALTERED so you DO NOT need to pay for a tv licence also the wording of the law has that many mistakes and the idiots at the bbc allow you to think that they are correct But then again have the bbc ever got anything right after allowing savile and stuart hall to run amock for years JOHN HIGHAM
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1:46pm Wed 30 Jan 13

BWFC1988 says...

JOHN HIGHAM wrote:
Hough64 wrote:
A crime is a crime. Pay up or shut up!!
What a fool that wrote this......

Without going on the BBC`S website can you explain THE TRUE wording of the LAW for that tv licence???????? The wording of the law HAS NOT BEEN ALTERED so you DO NOT need to pay for a tv licence also the wording of the law has that many mistakes and the idiots at the bbc allow you to think that they are correct But then again have the bbc ever got anything right after allowing savile and stuart hall to run amock for years
Nicely put. If it was possible, I'd have BBC channels removed. I'll get David Attenborough's documentaries on DVD and I can find football highlights on t'internet.
[quote][p][bold]JOHN HIGHAM[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Hough64[/bold] wrote: A crime is a crime. Pay up or shut up!![/p][/quote]What a fool that wrote this...... Without going on the BBC`S website can you explain THE TRUE wording of the LAW for that tv licence???????? The wording of the law HAS NOT BEEN ALTERED so you DO NOT need to pay for a tv licence also the wording of the law has that many mistakes and the idiots at the bbc allow you to think that they are correct But then again have the bbc ever got anything right after allowing savile and stuart hall to run amock for years[/p][/quote]Nicely put. If it was possible, I'd have BBC channels removed. I'll get David Attenborough's documentaries on DVD and I can find football highlights on t'internet. BWFC1988
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2:16pm Wed 30 Jan 13

Hough64 says...

Fine, dont pay your licenses then, see what happens!!
Fine, dont pay your licenses then, see what happens!! Hough64
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10:54pm Wed 30 Jan 13

steveG says...

Scrap the licence fee and bring the BBC into line with other broadcasters then we'll see how many people are prepared to pay for the service offered by the BBC.
Scrap the licence fee and bring the BBC into line with other broadcasters then we'll see how many people are prepared to pay for the service offered by the BBC. steveG
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