Battered women won't be chased for TV licence fees: Vulnerable victims at refuge centres will now be covered by communal charge

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Found 17th Nov 2017
When you think the BBC couldn't sink much lower you discover that even though your partner pummelled your face in the BBC still wants you to pay for Gary Linekar's taxis to and from work or the millions for their tax dodging, sleeping on the job workers


TIME FOR THE BBC TO BE SUBSCRIPTION BASED!

Battered women won't be chased for TV licence fees: Vulnerable victims at refuge centres will now be covered by communal charge
  • Domestic abuse victims living in refuges can no longer be chased for payments
  • They will be covered by a communal licence to stop them being approached
  • An undercover Daily Mail investigation exposed enforcers' vile tactics

ulnerable women will be protected from the BBC’s ruthless TV licence agents following a Daily Mail investigation.

Victims of domestic abuse who live in refuges can no longer be hounded for payments, it was announced yesterday.

Instead, they will automatically be covered by a communal licence to prevent bullying licence fee staff approaching them.

The order comes after an undercover Daily Mail investigation this year exposed the vile tactics used by TV Licence enforcement officers.

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Vulnerable women will be protected from the BBC’s ruthless TV licence agents following a Daily Mail investigation (file image)

Reporters found staff were pursuing seriously ill and vulnerable people for payments, including a desperate young mother in a women’s refuge.

Officials from Capita – the outsourcing firm paid £59million a year to collect licence fees for the BBC - were under orders to each catch 28 evaders a week and paid bonuses.

Following the exposé, campaigners wrote to BBC Director-General Tony Hall and said ‘many survivors of abuse have fallen foul of the system’.

They demanded the BBC and the government act to protect vulnerable people in refuges from ‘persecution’ by TV Licensing staff.

Licence fee prosecutions account for about one in ten criminal cases in England and Wales. Homes must be covered by a £147 TV licence to watch or record live programmes on any channel, or to download or watch BBC programmes on iPlayer. This applies to any device used, from TVs to games consoles.

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Elke-Dee Watson was harassed by a TV Licensing officer within days of arriving at a women’s refuge

Those who do not pay can face a £1,000 penalty and a criminal conviction. Last year, 38 people - mostly women - were jailed for not paying the fine.

The Mail Investigations Unit revealed how TV licensing staff are ordered to catch evaders under an aggressive incentive scheme.

An undercover reporter was promised bonuses of up to £15,000 a year, with managers saying staff must gather evidence to take as many people to court as possible.

We also revealed how those prosecuted include Elke-Dee Watson, a young mother who was harassed by a TV Licensing officer within days of arriving at a women’s refuge.

The 27-year-old, who has a six year old child, had taken sanctuary there after fleeing an abusive former partner.

Just six days later, a Capita enforcement officer visited and accused Miss Watson of evading the TV licence. There was a TV inside her apartment, which had been left by a previous tenant.

Miss Watson agreed to sign up to a TV licence payment plan but later received a court summons. In February, her case was thrown out at Nuneaton Magistrates’ Court.

Full sickening story here

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Where did the BBC touch you? Did you ever report it to the police?

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You couldn't make up the level of greed at this private corporation! last week the head of the BBC said they needed an extra £500 million (500,000,000) on top of the $4 billion to keep making their ground breaking shows! Pfft

YOU WANT THE BBC YOU PAY, LEAVE THE REST OF US OUT OF IT!
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Original Poster

You couldn't make up the level of greed at this private corporation! last week the head of the BBC said they needed an extra £500 million (500,000,000) on top of the $4 billion to keep making their ground breaking shows! Pfft

YOU WANT THE BBC YOU PAY, LEAVE THE REST OF US OUT OF IT!

Where did the BBC touch you? Did you ever report it to the police?

So? There are lots of reasons to get a communal license, why not people living communally.

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There are so many videos of capita harassing people online, it's pretty vomit inducing the extents they have gone to.
a lot of people ask why the government don't do anything about it, but the government owns the BBC

Someone has to pay for the BBC, how else will they fund their ongoing lies and treachery and potential funding of terrorists all in the name of a good story.


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Never purchased a TV licence and never will, the tv licence is no better than window tax.

daily mail and graham1979
its a close call which hates the bbc more

All communal properties should be covered under one licence rather than each room has to have a licence. It is pure greed.

I don't see why a 6 bedroom house has one tv licence, but if it is separated into a house of multiple occupation where the rooms have locks, then it needs 6 tv licences! Just extortionate. Especially in refuge, hostels, supported housing, care homes.

The BBC should also sell BBC licences like sky and BT and everyone else so people get a choice of whether they want to pay to watch the BBC or not, in the same way that we have a choice for sky.

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mattmerch7 h, 30 m ago

daily mail and graham1979 its a close call which hates the bbc more


IT'S ME!

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Segata-Sanshiro15 h, 59 m ago

Where did the BBC touch you? Did you ever report it to the police?


I was probably over 10 so too old for most of the BBC employees in the 1980's

Typical of the governments of the last decades to allow this.
Mugabe, I mean May must surely resign now!
Looking forward to tanks on Downing Street in time for Final Score.

I truly despise the bbc . poor journalism,poor quality programming,employing thugs to threaten people on their doorsteps,awarding hundreds of thousands in bonuses to directors who are already over paid to do their jobs.Never mind the news readers on 500k !

The sad thing is if they went subscription only they could open up new channels , sports,,docs,films etc

They wont be able to save the licence by dragging out the old Blue Planet for much longer as the oceans will be full of plastic and fukushima radiation and old Attenborough will have popped off .........

Trump must hate the BBC as they don't buy into his whole fake news propaganda ideoilogy.

Graham197919 h, 12 m ago

You couldn't make up the level of greed at this private corporation! last …You couldn't make up the level of greed at this private corporation! last week the head of the BBC said they needed an extra £500 million (500,000,000) on top of the $4 billion to keep making their ground breaking shows! PfftYOU WANT THE BBC YOU PAY, LEAVE THE REST OF US OUT OF IT!


I assume they didn’t get enough from their cash cow disguised as charity called “Children In Need”?

so no council tax, only one line rental, only one account for sky, one account for gas electric water, one insurance policy, oops silly me this is a BBC bashing thread not based on logic or fairness

mutley121 h, 52 m ago

All communal properties should be covered under one licence rather than …All communal properties should be covered under one licence rather than each room has to have a licence. It is pure greed.I don't see why a 6 bedroom house has one tv licence, but if it is separated into a house of multiple occupation where the rooms have locks, then it needs 6 tv licences! Just extortionate. Especially in refuge, hostels, supported housing, care homes.The BBC should also sell BBC licences like sky and BT and everyone else so people get a choice of whether they want to pay to watch the BBC or not, in the same way that we have a choice for sky.


So how does that apply to flats\bedsits with shared facilities like bathroom's?. Have you ever been in a hostel? I did a jobsearch course at the YMCA it was split between two facilities there main big hostel in Ealing that is a lovely building and each resident gets a fully self contained flat, plus it has a few communal rooms for courses and a dining room. Most of the time the course was held at there "secret" battered womens hostel, that had two shared kitchens, multiple bathrooms, one communal room with a TV but all the rooms offered some level of independence, they where large and had sinks in them, kettles and the like.

Segata-Sanshiro3 h, 32 m ago

So how does that apply to flats\bedsits with shared facilities like …So how does that apply to flats\bedsits with shared facilities like bathroom's?. Have you ever been in a hostel? I did a jobsearch course at the YMCA it was split between two facilities there main big hostel in Ealing that is a lovely building and each resident gets a fully self contained flat, plus it has a few communal rooms for courses and a dining room. Most of the time the course was held at there "secret" battered womens hostel, that had two shared kitchens, multiple bathrooms, one communal room with a TV but all the rooms offered some level of independence, they where large and had sinks in them, kettles and the like.


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My brother was in a hostel some years ago when he became ill and left home. He was only there as a temporary measure until more permanent housing was found. I went to see him whilst he was there, and it did not look a great place. I have never been in a hostel, except that one.

I own a house in london next to a hostel for battered women. The hostel is an expensive building in an expensive area of london with 10 rooms. It looked impressive from the outside but i have never been on the inside.

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miles1364 h, 9 m ago

so no council tax, only one line rental, only one account for sky, one …so no council tax, only one line rental, only one account for sky, one account for gas electric water, one insurance policy, oops silly me this is a BBC bashing thread not based on logic or fairness


Miles you sexy thing long time no seee, YES THIS IS A BBC BASHING THREAD,

OK imagine your the head of the BBC looking at the £4,000,000,000 + you get a year for free then realising Sue who just had her teeth smashed out by her violent partner and has had to flee in fear of her life might not be paying you to not use your services, do you;

A) Start harassing these victims so they each individually pay for the BBC and its millionaire champagne socialists.

B) threaten them with search warrants, court actions, investigations, use ANTI-TERROR laws to spy through windows, and random strangers turning up at the door. lets not forget 80%+ of prosecutions are single female families because they're easier to intimidate and harass, don't think so? watch who the charity muggers target on your local high street!

C) Think well actually the communal safe haven often provided by the state has a licence so you know what they pay the TV tax.

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hass12319 h, 41 m ago

I assume they didn’t get enough from their cash cow disguised as charity c …I assume they didn’t get enough from their cash cow disguised as charity called “Children In Need”?


You mean the £87,000,000 they haven't spent yet tell you to donate as children are dying right now?, you mean the 100k they kept for themselves? What ever gives you that idea

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Edited by: "Graham1979" 19th Nov 2017

Well said Graham.

Who wants to punch me? Form an orderly queue. I think it might be worth it to get them of my back.

Graham19793 h, 9 m ago

You mean the £87,000,000 they haven't spent yet tell you to donate as …You mean the £87,000,000 they haven't spent yet tell you to donate as children are dying right now?, you mean the 100k they kept for themselves? What ever gives you that idea[Image]


Yeah that scam
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