Over 100 Lincoln students caught without TV license

There are new warnings of heavy fines as new figures reveal how 108 young people in Lincoln were caught without a TV license.

People who watch live TV or BBC iPlayer without a license could face prosecution and a fine of up to £1,000 if they are caught.

The new figures released by TV Licensing highlights those between the ages of 18 and 25 from September 2017 to August 2018.

According to the licensing body’s research, nine out of ten students understand that they need a license but many still try to avoid paying.

Mark Binnersley, a spokesperson for TV Licensing, said: “Every year there are myths which circulate around campus about when you do and don’t need a license.

“As most students own at least one device capable of showing live TV or BBC iPlayer it’s important they know the law around being correctly licensed.”

TV licenses cost £150.50 for a year and the cost can be spread out weekly, monthly or quarterly.

Any students who are worried about paying for a TV license can find out more on this website or by calling 0300 790 6113.