Gender Disparity report

The gender disparity report was undertaken by the BBC following a recommendation from the government-commissioned review into Licence Fee enforcement by David Perry Q.C. (published 2015). The review recommended the BBC and the DCMS explore ways to investigate and consider the gender disparity in TV Licence prosecutions. The review found that there was a disparity in the proportion of men and women being prosecuted for licence fee evasion but further found that “There is no evidence of any discriminatory enforcement practices on the part of TV Licensing”.

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TV Licensing: Avoid a world cup penalty with a TV Licence
Mon Jun 11 2018
As World Cup fever grips millions of TV viewers around the UK this summer, TV Licensing is reminding supporters to make sure they are correctly covered by a TV Licence to avoid falling foul of a penalty.
TV Licensing: Keep your eye on the ball with a TV Licence to avoid a penalty
Mon Jun 11 2018
Ahead of World Cup fever this summer, TV Licensing is reminding pubs and sports clubs across the UK to check they are correctly covered by a TV Licence to avoid falling foul of a penalty.
TV Licensing: New interactive map tackles embarrassment around debt advice
Thu May 24 2018
Embarrassment is a key factor preventing people in financial difficulty asking for help, research has revealed. Being unaware of the help available also contributes to delays in seeking advice.

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