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”.

Gender Disparity Report (PDF 453 Kb opens in a new window)

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Latest press releases

Too busy to watch TV? – TV Licensing asks businesses to get in touch if they don’t need a licence
Mon Feb 12 2018
New research from TV Licensing has revealed some businesses are ‘too busy for TV’ so don’t require a TV licence.
TV Licence evasion much lower than people think
Thu Feb 08 2018
Some TV viewers incorrectly believe the level of TV licence evasion to be over 50 per cent, according to recent research with licence payers.
Winter Olympics TV Licensing reminder for sports fans
Thu Feb 08 2018
Sports fans around the UK are set to enjoy a feast of Winter sport playing out live on their portable devices, as the Winter Olympics kick off next month in South Korea. TV Licensing is asking those viewing the live action to ensure they are correctly licensed ahead of an exciting season of sport on TV.

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