Young adults warned over not buying TV licence

PUBLISHED: 15:44 30 October 2015 | UPDATED: 15:44 30 October 2015

Young people have been warned about ensuring they have a TV licence (Stock photo - none of those pictured have been caught)

Young people have been warned about ensuring they have a TV licence (Stock photo - none of those pictured have been caught)

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More than 50 18-25-year-olds in North Somerset were caught watching television without a licence last year.

A total of 57 young adults were caught, according to new figures.

A TV Licensing South West spokesman said: “We want to make sure students and young people know one is needed by law to watch or record live television, on any device including a laptop, tablet, mobile phone or games console.

“A licence costs on average £12.13 a month which goes towards services like Radio One’s Big Weekend, BBC iPlayer, Newsbeat and BBC One Match of the Day.”

People caught watching live programmes without a licence can be fined up to £1,000.


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