TV licence fee non-payment 'could be decriminalised'
8 March 2014 Last updated at 09:58 GMT
Not paying the TV licence fee could become a civil offence, rather than a criminal one, under plans being considered by ministers.
In 2012 about 155,000 people were convicted and fined for not paying the £145.50 fee and about 70 were sent to prison.
Fiona Irving reports.