It will no longer be a criminal offence to refuse to pay the TV licence fee, under radical plans being backed by ministers. Currently, anyone failing to pay the licence fee who watches live television at home faces a fine of up to £1,000 and a criminal record. Those who refuse to pay any fines they are given by a Magistrates Court ultimately face jail. Full story >>
To dodge something is to avoid doing something, especially in a dishonest way. • He dodged his military service. • She tried to dodge paying her taxes.