Do you need a TV Licence in the UK?

When do you need a TV Licence? Under UK law, you and anyone living at your address must be covered by a TV Licence to: watch or record programmes in the UK – broadcast from anywhere in the world – as they’re being shown on TV or live on an online TV service.

Why does the UK have TV Licences?

Originally Answered: Why does the UK charge a TV licensing fee? It is to fund the BBC. In many other countries of the world there is a TV license fee, paid for either directly or via tax or in some countries through other utility bills. These fees are generally to fund the state run broadcasters.

How much is a TV Licence in the UK 2021?

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.

How much is TV Licence in UK?

How much is a TV Licence? The cost of a TV Licence is £159 for a colour licence and £53.50 for a black and white licence. In some cases, you may be entitled to a reduced fee TV Licence (see table below).

Can you get caught without TV license?

If you’ve been caught using equipment that can receive a television signal without a TV Licence, legally, you can and will be prosecuted.

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 many black and white TV Licences are there in the UK?

New figures released today by TV Licensing show that after more than 50 years of colour transmissions, over 7000 black and white TV Licences are still in force across the UK, although numbers are steadily declining….New UK figures for black and white licences.

Area Mono licences in Force September 2018 in regions of the UK
Kent 133
South Yorkshire 123

How much is TV Licence 2021 yearly?

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.

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 I need a TV licence?

Typically, one TV Licence will allow use of TV equipment at the licensed address, by you, your family or any person working or visiting there. You don’t need a TV Licence if you’re a lodger and have a relationship with the homeowner – for example, a family member, common law partner, a nanny, au pair or housekeeper.

What is TV Licensing?

A television licence or broadcast receiving licence is a payment required in many countries for the reception of television broadcasts, or the possession of a television set where some broadcasts are funded in full or in part by the licence fee paid. The fee is sometimes also required to own a radio or receive radio broadcasts.