Over 1,000 people caught without television licence in Bromley and Orpington

PUBLISHED: 16:03 01 March 2013 | UPDATED: 16:13 01 March 2013

More than 1,000 people were caught watching television without a licence in Bromley and Orpington last year, according to statistics revealed by TV Licensing last week.

Five per cent of people were found to be evading the licence in the entire country.

Victoria Sykes, TV Licensing spokesperson, said: “The data released shows evasion remains at historically low levels of approximately five per cent, with the overwhelming majority of people ensuring there are correctly licensed.

“We do understand some people may find it difficult to pay in one go, which is why we offer numerous ways to spread the cost.

“If people decide to watch TV without being properly licensed, they risk prosecution and a fine of up to £1,000.”

A colour television licence currently costs £145.50 and is required by anyone watching or recording programmes as they are shown on, whether they are using a television set, computer, or any other equipment.

For further information about licensing requirements and ways to pay, visit

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