Call the TV Licence Contact Number in order to obtain your television licence, if you have not already done so.
A television licence is a permit required by anyone in the United Kingdom who intends to either record or watch TV. This includes watching programmes on any given channel – cable and satellite are not excluded – either as they are being shown or recording programmes to watch later. You will need to call the TV Licence Contact Number: 0843 479 9716, in order to obtain your licence.
To watch or record TV, you will need to use some form of TV receiving equipment and this may include a TV, a set top box, a DVD recorder, a laptop or tablet, or a games console.
You won’t require a TV licence if you only use CCTV for purposes of monitoring a particular area, watch pre-recorded DVDs or are using a TV purely as a computer monitor.
A television licence can cover several members of the same household and any number of television sets at the same address. It also covers the use of battery powered items such as laptop computers or mobile phones, whether being used at home or elsewhere.
Should you be one of the very rare households that uses a monochrome TV, the cost of your licence will be considerably lower. If you are not sure which type of licence to purchase, or need any advice, you can call for the TV Licence Contact Number on 0843 479 9716.
What if I have a TV but only use it as a monitor for my PC?
You won’t need a licence if you don’t use your TV equipment to actually watch television programmes as they are being broadcast, however you will have to ensure that the equipment you use is not connected or tuned in to any channels.
How much will a TV Licence cost?
The current cost for a monochrome licence is £49 and for a colour licence £145.50, as at 23rd June 2012. The licence must be renewed annually and it will be valid from the expiry date, not from the renewal date. There are some discounts available, for example to older people, so you may want to call the TV Licence Contact Number on: 0843 479 9716 for access to the direct number. To check whether your household is eligible for any savings.
How do I get a TV licence?
There are several ways to purchase a television licence; these include by telephone, online or via a PayPoint outlet.
Can I pay for my television licence by instalments?
Yes, you can pay weekly, monthly, quarterly or yearly.
How can I pay for my TV licence?
You can pay by card, cheque, bank transfer or direct debit.
I still have questions
If you need further information, please call the TV Licence Contact Number on: 0843 479 9716 to obtain the details to get hold of an advisor who will be able to answer any queries you many have, this is a directory service.