How do I buy a TV licence?
There are many ways to buy a TV licence. You can pay weekly, monthly, quarterly or annually and choose how you’d like to pay, whether that’s by cash, Direct Debit, debit/credit card or by post.
To find out more about how to buy a licence visit the TV licencing website.
TV licence concessions
In some cases you can apply for a reduction on the cost of your licence. This applies if you, or someone you live with are:
- 75 years old or older - you’re eligible to apply for a free licence by calling 0300 790 6112 or visiting the TV licence website
- Blind and can provide appropriate evidence – You can apply for a 50% blind concession on your licence. However if you’re partially sighted you won’t be eligible for any reduction
What do I do if I don’t need a licence?
If you don’t watch TV at all or your property is empty or unoccupied you still need to contact TV Licensing and let them know. This should stop any letters being sent to the address for up to six months.
TV Licensing has a policy to visit some addresses reported as not needing a licence. If you’re found to be watching TV illegally you risk being prosecuted and fined up to £1,000.