18 Dec 2019

Government mulls decriminalising non-payment of BBC licence fee

Social Affairs Editor and Presenter

Within days of winning a large majority in the general election the new government said it was considering decriminalising non-payment of the TV licence fee.

A disproportionately higher number of women are currently prosecuted for failure to pay.

Jackie Long speaks to one woman who says the fine she received left her struggling to feed herself.