1,500 people caught without a TV licence
MORE than 1,500 people were caught watching TV without a licence in Derby last year.
This compares to about 250 in Swadlincote and 310 in Ilkeston.
The average evasion rate remains low. Almost 95% of homes are correctly licensed.
Mark Whitehouse, TV Licensing spokesman for the East Midlands, said: "The data shows evasion remains at historically low levels of approximately five per cent, with the overwhelming majority of people ensuring they are correctly licensed."
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Valid until: Wednesday, May 22 2013
A colour licence currently costs £145.50 and is required by anyone watching or recording live broadcasts of programmes, whether they are using a television set, a computer, a mobile telephone or any other equipment.
For further information about licensing requirements and ways to pay, visit www.tvlicensing.co.uk.