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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Watching live TV goes social – will you be covered?
Thu Dec 07 2017
New report shows more than a quarter of us expect to regularly watch TV on Facebook and Twitter in ten years’ time.
Volunteer your friendship this winter: Join TV Licensing and Volunteering Matters for a weekly telly appointment
Thu Oct 09 2017
As winter approaches, TV Licensing and Volunteering Matters are encouraging people to volunteer their time by joining a social group, mentor programme, or sparing an hour each week to form a friendship over a shared interest.
TV Licensing Over 33,000 young people caught across the UK
Mon Oct 9 2017
More than 33,000 young people between the ages of 18 and 25 were caught watching live TV or BBC programmes on iPlayer without a TV Licence in the past year, according to new figures released today by TV Licensing.

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