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BBC’s TV licence bullies are exposed: How ruthless bosses order staff to catch 28 people a week for bonuses of £15,000 a year

The ruthless tactics used by BBC licence fee collectors have been exposed

Families hounded by BBC licence fee collectors have called them ‘intimidating’

Accused officials of snooping through windows and forcing their way into homes

Vulnerable people threatened into paying £145.50 fee when it was not necessary

Have you been hounded by licence fee bullies? Contact our Investigations Unit via tvlicence@dailymail.co.uk

By PAUL BENTLEY and GLEN KEOGH and SARA SMYTH FOR THE DAILY MAIL INVESTIGATIONS UNIT

27 February 2017

Ruthless and underhand tactics used by BBC licence fee agents can be exposed today.

Under an aggressive incentive scheme, hundreds of enforcement officers have orders to each catch 28 evaders a week.

Bosses promise bonuses of up to £15,000 a year, saying staff must gather evidence to take as many people to court as possible.

Homeowners who fail to pay can be fined and given criminal records.

Among the vulnerable targeted in the past seven days are a war veteran with dementia and a desperate young mother in a women’s refuge.

The revelations come from an investigation by a Daily Mail undercover reporter interviewed for an enforcement job by Capita.

The outsourcing firm is paid £58 million a year to collect licence fees for the BBC, bringing in £3.74 billion a year.

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