Sunderland takeaway fined over TV licence

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A SUNDERLAND takeaway boss has been fined £500 after being caught without a TV Licence.

Karwan Mohammed, owner of Caesars, on Chester Road, Sunderland, was also ordered to pay £200 costs and a £50 victim surcharge when he appeared at North Tyneside Magistrates’ Court.

Any business that shows television programmes as they’re being shown on TV, whether for customers’ use or in staff areas, must be covered by a valid TV Licence.

If there is living accommodation on the premises where a TV is also in use, this must be covered by a separate licence. Businesses found guilty must buy a TV licence at £145.50, or they could face a potential second prosecution.