Pressure has increased on the government to drop criminal penalties for dodging paying for a TV licence, after it was revealed that no one in Scotland has been jailed for the crime for more than five years.

In England and Wales, dozens have been jailed every year for not paying the fee which funds the BBC.

Reported by the Telegraph. You can read the full story here. 

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