TV Licence intimidation
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I have a family member who is getting hassle from the TV licence people. They cancelled thier TV licence because they dont watch any live TV on any device and have never used iplayer. They went the right route and even got a refund and has a copy of the email when they cancelled. Now they said they are sending enforcement officers to thier home. They were recently hospitalised because of stress. How can we make this stop?
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Put them straight in the bin. I've never had a visitor in the past five years and I've never had a license OR told them I don't need one.
Assure your relative that nobody is allowed to enter their home without a warrant, which requires a court order, so if someone did turn up you just politely ask for the warrant.
I think it's disgusting the way that TV licensing lie like this. I just did a long market research study with them - they specifically wanted people who do not pay for their licence - and everything they asked about seems to suggest they are planning an overhaul with much less aggressive wording. Let us hope.
Just bin 'em.
Not that it's necessary to complete the NLN form, if you don't want to.
^^^^ That - just say no!
The completion of the "No Licence Needed" form has various pros and cons. The main con is that in a subsequent prosecution, the policy is to treat people more harshly if they have completed NLN than not. The main pro is that it adds to the Unlicensed households figure reported by the BBC. The higher this figure gets in the run-up to 2027, the less politically palatable it will be to impose mandatory payment to replace the Licence.