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TV Licence dodging pubs and clubs face the sin bin

Swindon Advertiser: Pubs are being reminded of licence requirements Pubs are being reminded of licence requirements

WITH the 2014 RBS 6 Nations championship kicking off next month, TV Licensing is reminding pubs and clubs in the town to make sure they are covered by a TV Licence or face the sin bin.

Any pub, club or sporting venue which shows live television must have 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.

Richard Chapman, TV Licensing spokesperson, said: “With around 126 pubs in or within 6.2 miles of Swindon, many fans and supporters will choose to watch the matches in their local pub or rugby club, soaking up the atmosphere whilst cheering on their country’s finest 15.

“It’s important pubs and clubs are correctly licensed and we know landlords and managers want to stay within the law, which is why we are issuing this advice ahead of the 2014 RBS 6 Nations tournament.”

Landlords or managers who would like more information about TV Licensing requirements, or ways to spread the cost, can call the TV Licensing businesses team on 0300 790 6131 or visit www.tvlicensing.co.uk/businesses. A TV in the Workplace Policy is also available to help managers and landlords explain TV Licensing rules to staff in the workplace.

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3:29pm Tue 21 Jan 14

Hmmmf says...

Driving a car without a licence is an offence too, but the Adver doesn't appear to be carrying reminders from the DVLC. This Adver piece is nothing more than pointless propaganda on Capita's behalf. Capita's postcode database records all premises and establishments who do or do not possess a TV license and their goon squad will be visiting those premises who do not irrespective of adverts in the local rag.
Driving a car without a licence is an offence too, but the Adver doesn't appear to be carrying reminders from the DVLC. This Adver piece is nothing more than pointless propaganda on Capita's behalf. Capita's postcode database records all premises and establishments who do or do not possess a TV license and their goon squad will be visiting those premises who do not irrespective of adverts in the local rag. Hmmmf
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11:37pm Tue 21 Jan 14

Roger Bigbottom says...

My comment was deleted for simply informing your readers about contract law and the concept of duress. Or was it simply that I mentioned that Capita advertise jobs for so called enforcers as comission based? Well done SA, you help make poor people poorer by supporting unlawful activity. Rags like this will go the way of the dinosaurs. Not a word I said is false.
My comment was deleted for simply informing your readers about contract law and the concept of duress. Or was it simply that I mentioned that Capita advertise jobs for so called enforcers as comission based? Well done SA, you help make poor people poorer by supporting unlawful activity. Rags like this will go the way of the dinosaurs. Not a word I said is false. Roger Bigbottom
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