A LICENCE TO MAKE MONEY.Byline: Newton EMERSON
ANOTHER year, another lecture from the TV Licensing Authority which has published its annual "League of Shame" (yes, that really is what they call it) listing the number of licence fee evaders prosecuted in every town across Northern Ireland Northern Ireland: see Ireland, Northern.
Part of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland occupying the northeastern portion of the island of Ireland. Area: 5,461 sq mi (14,144 sq km). Population (2001): 1,685,267. .
"We do understand that there are some people who genuinely struggle to pay for the licence in one lump sum Lump sum
A large one-time payment of money. ," says TV Licensing spokesperson Lynn Dunlop.
"For those on income-related state benefits we have a cash scheme which allows people to pay in weekly or fortnightly fort·night·ly
Happening or appearing once in or every two weeks.
Once in a fortnight.
n. pl. fort·night·lies
A publication issued once every two weeks. cash instalments."
How very generous. But this scheme offers no discount on the pounds 126.50 fee and still requires people to buy their first full licence over just six months.
Isn't anyone at the TV Licensing Authority ashamed about that?