More than 80 people in Burgess Hill and more than 50 in Haywards Heath were caught watching television without a licence last year, TV Licensing has revealed.
This is compared to more than 560 in Crawley and more than 110 in Horsham.
The average evasion rate remains at a low of just over five per cent, meaning almost 95 per cent of homes are correctly licensed.
Victoria Sykes, TV Licensing spokesperson, said: “In order to be fair to the law-abiding majority who do pay for their licence, we’ll continue to pursue the small minority of people do not pay.
“We do understand some people may find it difficult to pay in one go, which is why we offer numerous ways to spread the cost. We also work with a range of money advice organisations – their staff can provide useful information and payment advice to help people budget for a TV Licence. If people decide to watch TV without being properly licensed, they risk prosecution and a fine of up to £1,000.”
For further information visit www.tvlicensing.co.uk
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