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Friday, 15 July 2016

Only 300 TV Licensing Visiting Officers Cover Whole UK


Figures released by the BBC confirm that there are only around 300 TV Licensing visiting officers covering the entire UK.

The TV Licensing Monthly Performance Pack for March 2015, which was inadvertently released by the BBC without proper redaction, confirms that there were 440.5 full time equivalent goons engaged in enforcement activities, of which 305.8 full time equivalents were bog-standard door-knockers (which TV Licensing refer to as visiting officers).

The same document confirms that there were 388,754 visits made by goons in March 2015, of which just over 1-in-6 resulted in the sale of a TV licence to the occupier of the unlicensed property. The average door-knocking goon visited 1,270 properties per month, which works out at the equivalent of 8.5 properties per full time equivalent goon per hour.

Remember, as mentioned in our article about the "Unfairness of the TV Licensing Goon Commission System", that door-knocking goons are required to achieve at least one "Code 8" prosecution statement every hour of the working week as a basic condition of employment.

We stand by our earlier observation that the system of commission payments is wide open to abuse. The BBC has confirmed that several TV Licensing goons have fiddled the books in the past and we are of the firm belief that the system actively encourages dishonesty at the expense of innocent people who do not require a TV licence.

By far the safest option to avoid falling foul of a dishonest goon is to keep the door firmly closed.

TV Licensing should never be trusted.

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