Campers need to have a TV licence

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PEOPLE who are camping this summer are being reminded to make sure they have a TV licence.

Figures recently released by The Camping and Caravanning Club revealed a 25 per cent increase in the number of scheduled arrivals on UK Club Sites and Camping in the Forest Sites during May 2013, compared to the same month the previous year.

With many camp sites around Hampshire now offering Wi-Fi access, campers and caravanners are able to keep up-to-date with their favourite live programmes using hand-held devices, such as tablets and smartphones, as well as laptops.

Emma Cowlard, TV Licensing spokesperson for London and the south east, said: ‘With many people in Portsmouth putting up tents for the first time this summer, it’s important campers and caravanners know the law and are correctly licensed.’

People could face prosecution and a fine of up to £1,000.

For more information about when a licence is needed, visit tvlicensing.co.uk/check-if-you-need-one