THE FACE OF TV LICENSING
The Broadcast Act 1990, gave the BBC a monopoly to print money to fund programs its controllers wanted. Every other broadcaster has to pay its way with advertising or other commercial arrangements, such as fees. We think people are more than happy to pay for the programs they want to see. This much is a fact which explains why SKY is doing so well.
It seems a great many of the public do not agree to giving money to make programs they do not want. Many person choose not to watch the BBC channels and others would rather watch DVD's or VHS tapes.
Hold on mate, where's your i.d. ?
For a number of reasons the BBC use force and terror tactics to increase their coffers. They employ officers who do not explain your rights and try every trick in the book to get into your home to catch you watching a television. They do not care how they do this and they are not accountable. They do not observe your right to peaceful enjoyment and if you are silly enough to let them, they will try to obtain a broadcast, even though you have arranged it that you cannot receive a signal to watch.
Having experienced several years of threatening letters, one recorded delivery, several night visits, etc. We finally struck it lucky. We were visited during the day by this licensing officer. How much do you suppose this cost the License or Tax payer. Three visits and 24 threatening letters. We'd call this harassment with a capital H. Harassment is a criminal offence. Obtaining money by deception is also a criminal offence. Are these blokes criminals? We say they are trained to be criminals in the making. We also say the License fee should be scrapped in favour of a fairer system.
Hold on mate, where's your i.d. ?
This is what happens when you call the bluff of a TV licensing officer. We asked him to wait and to produce his identification, while we loaded a camera. No sooner the camera came out, than the officer concerned withdrew his identification and ran to his vehicle, trying all the while to hide his face. If you see this gentleman approaching your house, get a camera ready. The gent above tried to tell our researcher that it was up to him to prove he didn't need a TV licence - that was a lie. What he meant was he would hound our researcher until he bought a license, whether he needed one or not.
These officers are trained to assume your guilt until you prove your innocence. In fact it's the other way round. So don't be fooled and never let one of these blokes into your home. Take a picture and send it to us along with their name, etc. This chap drove off dangerously, without looking where he was going - he was in such a rush to get out of sight. Write to your MP today to express your concern that broadcasting should be fairer. People should be able to choose what they want to pay for and the TV license, if it goes on much longer, should not be the subject of such intrusive tactics.
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As a result
of The Broadcast Act 1990, the BBC were made
responsible for licence administration. TV Licensing
is the trading name used by the BBC's agents who
collect the licence fee on their behalf. That
being the case, the BBC is another name for Gestapo.
Who's that knocking at the door - Heinrich Himmler?
Over 1200 staff are employed at TV Licensing's main Contact Centres based in Bristol and Darwen in Lancashire.
TV Licensing's role is to collect the licence fee and to educate people, through advertising, community relations and direct communications, about the need to buy a TV Licence. We use various methods in which to achieve this which include sending reminders, processing queries, applications and payments, and maintaining an accurate licence database. We also use technology to identify and visit people who we believe are using a TV without a valid licence.
This may well constitute an abuse of the Data Protection and Freedom of Information Acts, in addition to a whole host of Human Rights legislation - but they don't care - because they have a state granted monopoly and Gestapo like powers to hound you. The director of the BBC may be seen as a modern day Adolf Hitler for adopting such tactics.
The Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport sets the amount of the licence fee and decides who needs one and for what equipment.
We have produced a document that explains more about what we do and how we do it. You can find out more about what is covered in this document and download a PDF version of it on our About TV Licensing page, which you can get to by clicking here.
Adolf Hitler and chum Heinrich Himmler - Ex TV licensing officers
We're committed to promoting and practising racial equality in all areas of our work. You can find out more about our Race Equality scheme and how we meet our obligations by clicking here.
TV Licensing is responsible for the collection and enforcement of the TV Licence and generate the vast majority of the BBC's income, without distributing any of this money to other television companies.
This first annual review of TV
Licensing's activities gives licence fee payers and
other stakeholders details on how the BBC performed in
the financial year to 31 March 2004 and what they hope
to achieve in the future. We will ask the
The right to receive radio waves should be free - oxygen tax next!
Complain to Colin Jones about your licencing experiences. The address is:-
The TV Licensing Refund Centre deals with television licence refunds. The address is:-
Licensing Refund Centre
Licensing (Northern Ireland)
Freedom of Information Act 2000 (FOIA) applies to UK public authorities.
It provides for a right of access to information held by the authority,
subject to the exemptions set out in FOIA. It is enforced by an
independent Information Commissioner.
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