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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Latest press releases

Pub landlord reminder to avoid TV Licence penalty during Six Nations tournament
Tue Jan 29 2019
With rugby’s Six Nations Championship kicking off on 1st February, TV Licensing together with the British Institute of Innkeeping (BII) is advising all pub landlords and managers across the home nations to check they are covered by a TV licence if they plan to show the contest.
New year TV Licensing reminder for gyms
Tue Jan 08 2019
Any gym or leisure centre that allows customers, staff or visitors to watch live TV programmes on any channel, or download or watch BBC iPlayer whilst they exercise, must be covered by a TV licence.
Question Time, Doctor Who and Eurovision top list of most tweeted BBC shows reveals TV Licensing
Wed Dec 12 2018
Question Time (1), The Andrew Marr Show (2) and Doctor Who (3) are the most tweeted about BBC TV shows of 2018, TV Licensing has revealed.
 

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