Why Is There A TV Licence In UK?

Has the free TV Licence been extended?

We’ll be in touch when a decision has been made.

Until then, existing free licences will be in place until 31 December 2020.

New licences will also run until that date..

Do I need a TV Licence if I don’t watch BBC?

Yes. You don’t need a licence as long as you are not watching live TV or using BBC iPlayer and are only watching on-demand or catch-up on other services. However, TV Licensing says its figures show fewer than 2% of people only watch catch-up TV – so don’t cancel your licence unless you are sure you don’t need it.

Who is exempt from TV Licence?

People who are aged 75 or over and receive Pension Credit. People who are blind (severely sight impaired). People who live in qualifying residential care and are disabled or over 60 and retired. For businesses that provide units of overnight accommodation, for example, hotels and mobile units.

What is the cheapest way to pay for TV Licence?

If you don’t want to set up a Direct Debit, you may want to consider paying using a TV Licensing Payment Card. You can use this card to spread the cost of your colour TV Licence by making weekly or monthly payments, with weekly payments costing £5.60 per week. You can apply for a payment card by calling 0300 555 0286.

How do I declare no TV Licence?

Please use our Contact us form and provide us with the following information:Your title, initial and last name.Your new address and postcode.Your old address and postcode.and your No Licence Needed declaration number (if you have it)

Can I cancel my TV Licence if I don’t watch BBC?

You can cancel your licence if you no longer: watch or record programmes as they’re being shown on TV, on any channel or. watch or stream programmes live on an online TV service (such as ITV Hub, All 4, YouTube, Amazon Prime Video, Now TV, Sky Go, etc.) or. download or watch any BBC programmes on iPlayer.

Do I have to let TV Licence inspector in?

Under no circumstances (even if you are illegally watching TV, not that we’d ever condone that), do you have to let inspectors into your home. … The easiest way to get rid of a TV Licensing inspector is to tell them that you revoke their implied right of access.

Does anyone get free TV Licence?

If you’re at least 75 years old and receive Pension Credit you can claim a free TV licence. The free TV licence will cover you and anyone else you live with, no matter what age they are. If you’re blind or have a severe sight-impairment you can claim a 50% discount on your licence.

How do I get a TV Licence in UK?

A TV Licensing payment card gives you the flexibility to pay for a licence weekly and fortnightly, or monthly, from about £6. You can pay online, at any PayPoint, by phone or by text. See below to find out how. If you don’t already have a TV Licensing payment card, apply by calling 0300 555 0286*.

How much is a TV Licence Monthly 2020?

The Government has confirmed that from 1 April 2020 the cost of the annual television licence fee will increase from £154.50 to £157.50.

Do I need a TV Licence if I only watch Netflix?

Do I need a TV Licence to watch subscription services like Netflix, Amazon or Now TV? You don’t need a TV Licence if you only ever use these services to watch on demand or catch up programmes except if you’re watching BBC programmes on iPlayer. … Find out more about when you need a TV Licence.

Do I need a TV Licence to watch sky?

Yes, you need a licence to watch or record any live TV programme, on any channel. … This applies to any provider you use, including BBC iPlayer, ITV Player, All 4, Sky Go, Virgin Media, BT TV, Apple TV, Now TV, YouTube, Roku and Amazon Prime Video.

How much does a TV Licence cost UK?

A standard TV Licence costs £157.50 and we offer a choice of payment methods to suit you. You can pay in one go, or spread the cost with a range of Direct Debit options or a TV Licensing payment card. You could pay less for your licence. Find out if you could get a discount.

Why do you need a TV Licence in the UK?

The law says you need to be covered by a TV Licence to: watch or record programmes as they’re being shown on TV, on any channel. watch or stream programmes live on an online TV service (such as ITV Hub, All 4, YouTube, Amazon Prime Video, Now TV, Sky Go, etc.) download or watch any BBC programmes on iPlayer.

Do you need a license to have a TV in the UK?

If you live in the UK and you watch or record television (TV) as it is being broadcast, you must pay for a TV licence. … This applies to you whether you are using a TV, a computer, a laptop, a tablet, a mobile phone, a games console, a digital box or a DVD/VHS/Blu-ray recorder to watch or record the programme.

Who gets free TV Licence in UK?

You can get a free TV licence if you’re 75 or over and a discount if you’re blind or in residential care. You can also get a short-term licence if you’re 74. It’s valid until the end of the month before your 75th birthday.