Originally Posted by Fruitcake
TV Licensing is a sub-contractor owned by Capita. This is the same lovely company that was so very well liked when contracted to collect the very popular Poll Tax.
Capita also used to own the highly respected and very nice parking company, Parking Eye, who are really nothing like the scammers, rogues, and bloodsuckers our MPs across all parties called them in open parliament.
I had to threaten TV Licensing with court proceedings when they harassed my Lovely Cousin's grandmother after she temporarily moved in with her daughter and son in law to convalesce after illness.
She transferred her licence to her temporary residence when she moved, meaning the (empty) property she owned did not have a licence.
The letters she received were nasty, and of a very threatening and scary nature, especially to a sweet old widow of advancing years.
The community charge was NOT a poll tax.