Hi everybody, I've just had the difinitive answer to the question regarding whether or not a licence is required for listening to TV on a set-top box. I've pasted below the response from the TV licensing people.
John. From: Campaign Office Sent: 15 November 2011 11:42 To: Rai, Sonali Subject: FW: TV License concession for viewers with sightloss Sonali, Thank you for your e-mail. I am very sorry your client has had an issue with TV Licensing and, of course, we will do whatever we can to help. You are correct in your belief that in this situation a TV Licence would not be required and I am sorry that Mr. Coley was advised otherwise. Following his call to us, can you tell me if his Direct Debit was indeed cancelled? If not then I will happily speak to our customer services team to get this actioned. If his Direct Debit has been cancelled then there is nothing further that he needs to do and he can be rest assured he is not using his set top box in any way illegally. I will however make sure that this issue is raised with our customer service team and request that all staff be reminded of this particular policy matter. If you need anything else or have any further questions, please get in touch. Regards, TV Licensing Campaign Office ** To leave the list, click on the immediately-following link:- ** [mailto:access-uk-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx?subject=unsubscribe] ** If this link doesn't work then send a message to: ** access-uk-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx ** and in the Subject line type ** unsubscribe ** For other list commands such as vacation mode, click on the ** immediately-following link:- ** [mailto:access-uk-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx?subject=faq] ** or send a message, to ** access-uk-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx with the Subject:- faq