The owner of a gym in Skegness caught without a TV licence has been ordered to pay £514 by magistrates.
Karl Devereux, of NRG Fitness Skegness in Victoria Road, was fined £285 for using a TV without a licence on the business premises. He was also ordered to pay £200 costs and a £29 victim surcharge at the hearing in his absence at Lincoln Magistrates’ Court on Friday.
Any business that shows television programmes and is found without a valid licence runs the risk of prosecution and fine of up to £1,000 per offence, plus costs.
Businesses found guilty are also required to buy a TV Licence at £145.50, or they could face a potential second prosecution. One can be bought online at www.tvlicensing.co.uk/businessinfo.”