Wirral businesses warned over TV licence rules

Wirral Globe: Wirral businesses warned over TV licence rules Wirral businesses warned over TV licence rules

BUSINESSES in Wirral are being urged to make sure they are correctly licensed for TV as viewing figures show employees are watching live television while at work.

TV Licensing’s reminder today comes in the wake of recent BBC iPlayer figures which show five of the top 20 live TV programmes viewed via the platform last year were televised during business hours.

Those watching numbered more than 800,000.

In 2013, the organisation visited more than 60 businesses in the borough to check they were correctly licensed.

If a worker is caught watching TV illegally, the business or the employee may be held liable and fined up to £1,000.

A licence is required if anyone - staff or customers - watches or records TV programmes at the same time as they are shown on TV, whether on a TV, tablet, computer or any other type of equipment.

Last year, TV Licensing officers visited more than 33,000 businesses across the UK, ranging from takeaway restaurants and holiday parks to garages, hair salons and sports clubs, to confirm if they were correctly licensed.

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2:16pm Tue 11 Feb 14

naughtykitties says...

*Yawn* More TV tax fearmongering. Do not watch live television. Do not pay the TV tax. Who wants to give their money to Crapita bullies and the paedophile sheltering BBC anyway for the dubious pleasure of having propaganda pumped into their homes, anyway?
*Yawn* More TV tax fearmongering. Do not watch live television. Do not pay the TV tax. Who wants to give their money to Crapita bullies and the paedophile sheltering BBC anyway for the dubious pleasure of having propaganda pumped into their homes, anyway? naughtykitties
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2:27pm Tue 11 Feb 14

naughtykitties says...

Note to self: remember to proofread your posts.
Note to self: remember to proofread your posts. naughtykitties
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9:52pm Tue 11 Feb 14

benny07 says...

if every one cancelled there bbc tv licence tomorrow,THIS RIP OFF BBC TAX THAT COVERS FOR PEODOS, WOULD BE GONE FOR GOOD & THE £ 3.8 BILLION THEY SQUANDER,ON THEM SELVES .WOULD HAVE TO COME OUT OF THE DEFENSE BUDGET,WHY YOU MAY ASK ,WELL LETS FACE IT THEY HAVE EVERYTHING TO DO WITH WORLD WIDE INTELIGENCE GATHERING FOR THE BRITISH &THE AMERICAN GOVERMENT , THE BBC ENTERTAINS ITSELF ONLY & THE PEOPLE WHO WORK FOR IT ,!! GO TO UTUBE TV GOONS & SEE WHAT YOUR RIGHTS ARE YOU WILL BE AMAZED,HOW MUCH WE ARE ALL BEING CONNED,!! BET THIS BLOG DOESNT LAST 24 HRS,,GET ON U TUBE NOW..
if every one cancelled there bbc tv licence tomorrow,THIS RIP OFF BBC TAX THAT COVERS FOR PEODOS, WOULD BE GONE FOR GOOD & THE £ 3.8 BILLION THEY SQUANDER,ON THEM SELVES .WOULD HAVE TO COME OUT OF THE DEFENSE BUDGET,WHY YOU MAY ASK ,WELL LETS FACE IT THEY HAVE EVERYTHING TO DO WITH WORLD WIDE INTELIGENCE GATHERING FOR THE BRITISH &THE AMERICAN GOVERMENT , THE BBC ENTERTAINS ITSELF ONLY & THE PEOPLE WHO WORK FOR IT ,!! GO TO UTUBE TV GOONS & SEE WHAT YOUR RIGHTS ARE YOU WILL BE AMAZED,HOW MUCH WE ARE ALL BEING CONNED,!! BET THIS BLOG DOESNT LAST 24 HRS,,GET ON U TUBE NOW.. benny07
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1:42am Wed 12 Feb 14

Wirralrob says...

BBC... do they still make TV programmes?

Last time I watched them was in the nineties roughly when Mr Blobby was around.
BBC... do they still make TV programmes? Last time I watched them was in the nineties roughly when Mr Blobby was around. Wirralrob
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