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BBC slammed for TV licence letters blitz amid pandemic

'Morally repugnant' to pursue people struggling as result of global crisis, says MLA

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MLA Gerry Carroll

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The BBC has issued almost a million letters to homes here since the first lockdown threatening people with heavy fines for not having a TV licence.

Households are still being chased - sometimes every couple of weeks - for the £157.50 fee, even while society remains shut down and many are out of work.

It can also be revealed that more than 1,000 people have been hauled through the courts for not having a TV licence since last March.


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