As the English Premier League season prepares to kick off on Saturday (Aug 8), the national television licensing authority has issued a reminder to pubs and clubs showing live sport to make sure they are covered by a television licence - or face a large fine.
According to TV licensing, any pub, club or sporting venue which shows live television must have a valid television Licence.
Pubs without a valid licence are breaking the law and run the risk of a court prosecution and fine of up to £1,000 per offence plus costs.
Martin Dyan, TV Licensing spokesman for London and the South East, said:
“With around 18 pubs in or within three miles of Newbury, many fans will choose to watch the matches in their local pub, soaking up the atmosphere whilst following all the twist and turns of what is sure to be an exciting campaign.
“It’s important pubs and clubs are correctly licensed and we know landlords and managers want to stay within the law, which is why we are issuing this advice ahead of the 2015-16 football season.”
For more information contact the TV Licensing businesses team, telephone 0300 790 6131 or visit www.tvlicensing.co.uk/businesses.
A TV in the Workplace Guide can also be downloaded online at http://bit.ly/1BLsP7b