Up to courts to jail defaulters
Published 02/04/2012 | 08:00
A recent letter, headlined 'Jail for non-payment of TV Licence is criminal' (Write Back, March 29), suggested that non-payment of the TV Licence fee can result in imprisonment. This is incorrect.
The maximum penalty for watching TV illegally is a fine of up to £1,000.
A custodial sentence can be imposed as a result of non-payment of court fines, including fines for TV Licence evasion. However, that is a matter for the courts.