why do we have a tv license

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A standard colour TV Licence costs 145. 50 the equivalent of 12. 13 per month or just under 40p per day. The fee you pay provides a wide range of, and, as well as developing new ways to deliver it to you. In addition to funding BBC programmes and services, a proportion of the licence fee contributes to the costs of rolling out broadband to the UK population and funding Welsh Language TV channel S4C and local TV channels. This was agreed with the government as part of the.

The licence fee allows the BBC s UK services to remain free of advertisements and independent of shareholder and political interest. We aim to collect the fee efficiently and fairly in order to deliver value for money for licence fee payers. In 1991 collection costs came to 6. 2% of the total fee collected. By 2013/14 we had reduced this to 2. 7%, allowing more money to go towards new content and services. Find out. The Government has frozen the licence fee at its 2010 level of 145. 50 until 31 March 2017, three months after the current BBC Charter period ends.

No TV? Not watching live TV on any channel, or BBC programmes on iPlayer? Empty property? You can let us know here. never watch or record programmes on any channel as they re being shown on TV or live on an online TV service, and never download or watch BBC programmes on iPlayer live, catch up or on demand. This could be on any device, including a TV, desktop computer, laptop, mobile phone, tablet, games console, digital box or DVD/VHS recorder. Please check the information below and then complete our No Licence Needed declaration.

What if I already have a licence? You will need to before you complete your No Licence Needed declaration. What if the property is empty? Please. This will stop letters being sent to the address for up to six months. You re a landlord waiting for new tenants to move in. You ve bought a property which is empty whilst renovations take place. You re working abroad for a fixed period. The licence holder has died and the property will be sold. The property is empty and waiting to be sold.

What happens if I tell you I don t need a TV Licence? We will send you confirmation of your No Licence Needed declaration. If you tell us you don t need a licence, we may confirm this with a visit to your address. This is because when we visit and make contact, we find almost one in six people that tell us they don t need a TV Licence actually do need one. If you are not licensed, you risk prosecution and a fine of up to 1,000* plus any legal costs and/or compensation you may be ordered to pay. *The maximum fine is 2,000 in Guernsey and 500 in Jersey.

What if I m moving home and still don t need a licence? If you made a No Licence Needed declaration at your old address and you re moving home, it only takes a few minutes to let us know. Please use our (in step 2 of the form click the Contact us button at the bottom). , and then let us know by telling us: Your title, initial and last name and your old address and postcode. Once you let us know you ve moved, you won t need to complete the declaration form. The No Licence Needed policy