When we first arrived in Aberdeen, we received letters by post informing us that we owed the TV Licensing bureau the requisite amount. I called to inform them we did not own a television at which time I was told that an inspecter would come in the next few weeks to verify the accuracy of my claim. Now, 18 months later, he finally arrived. His inspection consisted of asking me if we had a TV and me saying no. Well, that was easy enough. Of course, upon further investigation and according to the TV Licensing website:
Our TV detector vans are equipped with state-of-the-art detection equipment which can tell in just 20 seconds whether you are using TV.The UK never ceases to amuse and surprise me.