More than 680 people caught without TV licence

Wednesday 20 February 2013 Updated: 21/02 11:08

MORE THAN 680 people were caught watching TV without a licence in Worcester last year.

But TV Licensing say the average evasion rate remains at a low of just over five per cent with almost 95 per cent of homes buying the proper licence.

Mark Whitehouse, TV Licensing spokesperson for the West Midlands, said: “The data released shows evasion remains at historically low levels of approximately five per cent, with the overwhelming majority of people ensuring they are correctly licensed."

"In order to be fair to the law-abiding majority who do pay for their licence, we’ll continue to pursue the small minority of people do not pay. We do understand some people may find it difficult to pay in one go, which is why we offer numerous ways to spread the cost."

A colour TV licence currently costs £145.50 and is required by anyone watching or recording TV programmes, whether they are using a TV set, computer, or any other equipment.

People caught without a licence risk prosecution and a fine of up to £1,000.

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