Thursday, 22 August 2013
One in ten legal court cases in the UK is about non payment of TV Licence
The maximum penalty for not payment the TV Licence is £1,000 but non payment once you are found guilty can lead to a prison sentence. Now, let's make a few calculations. The presumed maximum amount of money or income to be perceived is £1,000. Does anybody know the cost of taking somebody to court? Pause and think: judges, solicitors and barristers, clerks, paperwork, et cetera, et cetera. If somebody is sent to jail, how much is there to be paid to keep somebody in jail?
I don't know the particular costs involved in every case but we are talking about more than a 180 thousand cases every year and rising.
Taking all this into account that prosecutions for non payment of TV Licence the foundations of an industry involving all kinds of people.