How much is a TV Licence in UK?

How much is a TV Licence in UK?

From 1 April 2021, a standard TV Licence is £159 and we offer a choice of payment methods to suit you. You can pay your TV Licence online in one go, or spread the payments with a range of Direct Debit options or a TV Licensing payment card.

What happens if you dont pay your TV Licence?

If you don’t pay you could face a £1,000 fine TV Licensing has enforcement officers that carry out checks. Fee dodgers can face prosecution plus a fine of up to £1,000 (up to £2,000 if you live in Guernsey) if they’re found to be watching ‘live TV’ or BBC iPlayer without a licence.

Why do you need a TV Licence UK?

Get a TV Licence But alongside a bank account and a National Insurance number, a TV Licence is a UK living essential for most people. It gives you legal permission to watch and record live TV on any channel and download and watch BBC programmes on BBC iPlayer, and helps to fund BBC programmes and services.

How can I avoid paying TV Licence UK?

You don’t need a TV licence to watch programmes on catch-up TV services, with the exception of the BBC’s iPlayer. You can watch anything stored on services such as ITV Hub, All 4 and My5, as long as you don’t watch live TV. These services are, after all, paid for by advertising.

How much is a full Colour TV Licence?

From 1 April 2021 a standard colour TV Licence costs £159. A black and white licence costs £53.50. If you are blind (severely sight impaired), you can apply for a 50% concession, so your licence will cost £79.50.

How do they know if you don’t have a TV Licence?

The agents carry out checks on people they believe do not have a licence but they are NOT allowed inside your home without permission. In a bid to catch evaders, high-tech handheld detectors and vans can also be used to detect whether someone is watching TV without a licence.

How much is a UK TV Licence 2021?

Why does the UK require TV licences?

The television licence is the instrument used to raise revenue to fund the BBC; it is a form of taxation. Businesses, hospitals, schools and a range of other organisations are also required by law to hold television licences to watch and record live TV broadcasts.

Do you need an U.K. TV license?

Yes, you need a TV Licence to watch any TV channels live (broadcast or online), even if these are from outside the UK. This applies no matter what device you’re using. Are there any restrictions about who can buy a TV Licence?

Do I need a TV licence to watch Freeview?

If you watch or record ‘live’ TV on any channel – either through your TV or through a website or app – then you need a TV licence. This applies whether you receive Freesat, Freeview or a pay-TV service in your home. Since 2016, you also need a TV licence to watch or download on-demand or catch-up programmes on BBC iPlayer.

What is a TV licence fee?

As of 1 April 2017, after the end of a freeze that began in 2010, the price of a licence may now increase to account for inflation. The licence fee in 2018 was £150.50 for a colour and £50.50 for a black and white TV Licence. As of April 2019, the licence fee is £154.50 for a colour and £52.00 for a black and white TV Licence.


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