The number of Scots who have been convicted of TV license fee evasion has been revealed

Only two people have been arrested in 12 years for fee evasion in Scotland, according to reports Scottish sun.

Figures showed one Glasgow spectator did not pay for another in Shetland, and both were fined.

A third person was also charged with withholding money but was found not guilty.

The penalty is currently £159 and the BBC has warned that it is “highly likely” that the perpetrators will be reported for prosecution.

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Scottish sun Television bosses are reported to have budgeted £100m for a four-year advertising campaign.

Scottish sun Reported that John O’Connell, CEO of the Taxpayers’ Alliance, lashed out, saying, “The Beeb’s licensing fee model is broken.

“Spending huge sums trying to bully families into paying simply isn’t going to sink the age of Internet broadcasting. It’s much better to abolish the TV tax altogether.”

We previously reported on how we can expect a significant change for broadcast TV license payers as billings are set to rise in line with inflation.

The public may face a sharp increase in the price of the license as the cost of living affects all aspects of life.


The policy of the Ministry of Culture, Media and Sport is to increase the license fee again in 2024 after a two-year freeze.

As The Daily Telegraph reports, the Office for Budget Responsibility (OBR) expects the inflation figure used to be 8.2%.

A TV Licensing spokesperson said: “The vast majority of evasion cases in Scotland are dealt with with a fine imposed by the Financial Prosecution Service.”

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