Is My TV Licence Up To Date?

Do I need a TV Licence to watch Freeview?

You need a TV Licence to download or watch BBC programmes on iPlayer – live, catch up or on demand.

This applies to any device and provider you use, including: Freeview, Freesat or YouView.

Sky, Virgin Media or BT TV..

How can I avoid paying my TV Licence?

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 much is a TV Licence per month 2020?

The new licence fee amount equates to just £3.02 a week or £13.13 a month, for which the BBC provides nine national TV channels plus regional programming; 10 national radio stations, 40 local radio stations plus dedicated Nations radio services; one of the UK’s most popular websites; the radio app BBC Sounds; and BBC …

Can TV license come into your home?

TV Licensing’s rules of conduct state: “TV Licensing can only enter your home without your permission if authorised to do so under a search warrant granted by a magistrate (or sheriff in Scotland). … “They also need to prove that there is no way they will be allowed to conduct their enquiry without a warrant.

Why is my TV Licence 25 a month?

It’s an annual fee rather than a monthly fee. The pay monthly option is one way to spread the cost (you used to only have the option to pay it all up front) but they want it paid by the time you’re halfway through rather than after you’ve used the services for a year.

How much is a TV Licence UK 2020?

From 1 April 2020, 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.

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.

Are there fake TV Licence emails?

We’ve marked it up to help you spot if an email you’ve received is a scam. Genuine TV Licensing emails are sent from or If you have provided us with your postcode details, our emails will include part of your postcode and/or the name on the licence.

Can I buy a TV if my TV license is in arrears?

Yes, you can make payments towards any debt, or any licence payments due while you’re in debt collection, on the TV Licensing website.

Is it cheaper to pay TV Licence in full?

You can pay for your TV Licence monthly by Direct Debit at no extra cost. Although it does work out to be £12.56 a month, when you get your first TV Licence you’ll pay £25.10 each month for six months. You’ll be paid up for the whole year after six months, but you can cancel and get a refund.

How do I check my TV Licence?

If you pay by payment or savings card You can find your 9-digit Customer number on your payment or savings card or your 10-digit TV Licence number on your current TV Licence, as well as any letters or emails we’ve sent you.

How do I know if a TV license email is genuine?

Genuine TV Licensing emails will always use your title and last name. Scammers may simply use your email address, or say ‘Dear Customer’ or nothing at all. Do not click on links or attachments.

Can you email TV Licence?

TV Licensing can be contacted via: Our website at By email to

Do I have to pay TV Licence if I don’t watch BBC?

You don’t need a TV Licence if you never watch or record programmes as they’re being shown on TV, on any channel, or live on an online TV service, and you never download or watch BBC programmes on iPlayer – live, catch up or on demand. … Find out more about when you need a TV Licence.

How do I check if my TV Licence is up to date?

This information is available on the front of your TV Licence documentation. However if you cannot find this and you need to know the expiry date of your TV Licence, simply log in and view your licence on our web site. To do this you will need to enter your last name, licence number and post code.

Can I check online if I have a TV Licence?

You can view your TV Licence online at any time. … To sign in, you’ll need your TV Licence number, last name and postcode on the licence.

Has anyone been fined for TV Licence?

Almost 130,000 people in England were prosecuted for not having a licence in 2018, the most up-to-date figures show, but just five were jailed. The maximum fine that can be currently handed out for failing to pay the TV licence is £1,000, plus court costs.

Are TV detector vans real?

There are no TV detector vans. It was originally a PR stunt to frighten people into thinking they could be detected and then pursued for not having a TV licence. There are still no TV detector vans.

How can I speak to TV license?

The quickest way of speaking to a TV Licensing call handler is the following:Call 0300 790 6131.Listen to the 30 second welcome message (tortuous, but you can’t do anything else at this stage).As soon as the voice begins to read out the first menu options press 5.More items…•

What channels can I watch without a TV Licence?

Without a licence, you can legally watch:Netflix.YouTube.Amazon Prime.DVDs/Blurays.Non-BBC catch-up including ITV Player, Channel 4 on-demand, as long as it’s NOT live.