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TV License 101

Updated: Dec 28, 2018


What is it?

Basically, it is a mandatory tax (if you own a device that can stream broadcasts) for the purpose of funding public broadcasting.


What does it pay for?

It costs 150GBP per year and covers your watching of broadcast television (not premium cable) on any device you may have in your house. It slightly annoying to think you have to pay a fee to keep a TV in your house, especially if you only use it to watch movies; however, the money goes to the BBC and pays for a lot of great programming both on TV and radio.

Do I have to pay?

Yes. You MUST pay if you have a television, mobile phone, laptop, tablet or other devices that can stream programmes as they are broadcast. If these devices are in your house, you must pay.


Occasionally the "TV licensing people" do run checks on houses and if your house is caught without a TV license you can be fined.


If you are older than 75, you are eligible for a free license. If you have a severe impairment you are eligible for a discount.

How do I register?

To learn more or to register visit, http://www.tvlicensing.co.uksonality shine through.