THREE people in Huddersfield are being fined every day for not paying their TV licence.

New figures show that’s the average caught out by TV Licensing officials.

The figures have been released by TV Licensing who revealed that more than 730 people were caught watching TV in Huddersfield during the first six months of 2012.

This compares to around 1,640 in Bradford, over 100 in Brighouse and more than 430 in Halifax.

They are among more than 204,000 people caught across the UK during the first half of this year. The average evasion rate remains at a low of just over 5%, meaning that almost 95% of properties are correctly licensed.

Jenny Wilkinson, TV Licensing spokesperson for the North of England, said:

“Unfortunately, a minority of people do not pay for their licence, which is unfair to the law-abiding majority who do pay.

“If people decide to watch TV without being properly licensed, they risk prosecution and a fine of up to £1,000”.

A colour TV licence currently costs £145.50.