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Hundreds caught without TV licence

PUBLISHED: 09:44 04 February 2010 | UPDATED: 17:33 25 August 2010

HUNDREDS of residents were caught without a television licence in the borough last year. In Bexley, 700 were found to be watching illegally, yet this is less than half the 2,733 discovered in Greenwich.

HUNDREDS of residents were caught without a television licence in the borough last year.

In Bexley, 700 were found to be watching illegally, yet this is less than half the 2,733 discovered in Greenwich.

The average evasion rate is currently just over five per cent. The worst offending London borough was Newham where 3,807 people were caught. TV Licensing spokesperson Ian Fannon said: "We do recognise that some people can find it difficult to pay for their TV Licence in one go which is why we offer a range of ways to spread the cost."

A colour TV Licence currently costs £142.50 and is required by anyone watching or recording TV programmes as they are broadcast on a TV set, computer or any other equipment. For more information see www.tvlicensing.co.uk/info.


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