I have to question the legality and professional ability of such a company which appears to wield such an enormous amount of power and is answerable to no one other that itself. Especially when the appraisal I experienced was totally and utterly incorrect. Their attitude and reaction when it was questioned was – silence.
The fees it applies can be out of all proportion to the premises to which they are granted and small businesses, pubs, restaurant, hairdressers etc are suffereing because of them.
A pub eg, has to pay a license fee for having a TV installed, it then has to pay a fee (dependent upon floor space) to PRS for the privilege of its customers listening to advertisng jingles/music.