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.”