Debt collectors and Revenue considered to tackle TV licence fee evaders

Revenue or debt collectors could be used to tackle TV licence fee evaders.

According to The Sunday Business Post, pressure is being put on the government to deal with the problem, as it has been revealed that up to 400,000 people are not paying.

The €160 annual charge is currently collected by An Post, however, new plans could see private companies or revenue brought on board to increase compliance.

Minister for Communications, Denis Naughten, is due to bring a memo to the cabinet on the issue in the coming weeks.

Digital Desk

More in this Section

Teen arrested after being caught with €50k worth of cocaine

Ulster Unionist councillor set to face motion of no confidence

Fianna Fáil hit out over defence forces pay during Papal visit

With 130 days until December 25, Brown Thomas opens Christmas Shop

More From The Irish Examiner