Head of Corporate and Public Affairs, Head of Corporate and Public Affairs
Blog posts in total 2
Today, MPs approved clauses in the Deregulation Bill that will set up a review into whether non-payment of the licence fee should carry civil rather than criminal penalties. Andrew Scadding considers the implications.
As the BBC cannot turn off services for those who do not pay the licence fee, it needs an effective payment enforcement system. Andrew Scadding explains how the BBC is more vulnerable to payment-evasion than other broadcasters who can disconnect non-payers.