I like to know that our money is well spent[we] work 24/7, seven days a week
Customers who use third party sites may be charged more and might not get added to the official database as quickly.
I have no sympathy for criminals who deliberately break the law. Many motoring offences are strict liability and there is no need for the prosecution to prove intent. There are many poor people who do not break the law and they should be respected.It's not good that everyone throws stones without giving a thought for the poor criminal.
There could be concessions for people on the dole, a £10 licence maybe, £30 is a hit on the dole which is designed to just keep a person a smidgen above the official poverty line. I knew one commercial that charged less for unemployed people if you proved it and showed the right documents, not only kind but sensible as well, they had plenty of punters. They could do the same for licences, I dont think it would be a bad thing, maybe they would sell more licneces and have less licence crime..Some people get help from the Government with rent not food though, food banks provide that for families who struggle.
There was an article on the national news regarding clubs run by schools to provide at least one meal a day where it's needed. For people that I would call abandoned by the people who make decisions is abysmal to say the least.
OK in the great scheme of things no licence = no fishing. I believe that fishing is not just a pastime/hobby/sport, it is also a release from the constant struggle of trying to run a household and feeding kids, or mental illness. If you think it makes you a better person for turning your back then I'm dumbfounded. I prefer to keep my gob shut instead of throwing stones at anyone.
For people in need there should be help from the powers that be for folk who cannot afford to pay their dues. If a licence comes under that I could see nothing wrong
It's all well and good to poke the finger or throw stones at the unfortunate but there has to be a little compassion.
To liken fishing without a licence on a par with motoring offences that is totally absurd.
If thats a reference to my post, I was not saying he should get a less fine if poor ect, my post was in two parts with one referencing licence fee concessions for unemployed people. The other was that £621 for a first time pleaded guilty to £30 crime is unfair and more like profiteering by the state irrespective of the mans wealth and I really don't like that at all. Fines should fit the crime and not for profit, this man is a victim of a crime by the state imo..Have I missed something? I can’t find anywhere that this man is either poor, unemployed or bought a licence through a third party. The law is a complete shambles with an inability to match a penalty to the crime, however if this is a man of wealth then there maybe some justification for the fine.