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Up to £250k spent by BBC issuing warning letters to homes across Northern Ireland

Corporation's approach branded heavy-handed and 'a ridiculous waste of money'

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The TV licence - which is due to rise from £157.50 to £159 from April - is required by any household watching or recording programmes as they are broadcast.  (Andy Hepburn/PA)

The TV licence - which is due to rise from £157.50 to £159 from April - is required by any household watching or recording programmes as they are broadcast. (Andy Hepburn/PA)

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The TV licence - which is due to rise from £157.50 to £159 from April - is required by any household watching or recording programmes as they are broadcast. (Andy Hepburn/PA)

The BBC has spent around £250,000 sending "bullying" letters to homes in Northern Ireland that do not have a TV licence.

The expenditure is equivalent to 1,600 TV licences.

Critics branded it a "ridiculous waste of money".


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