Who we are

'TV Licensing' is a trade mark of the BBC and is used under licence by companies contracted by the BBC to administer the collection of the television licence fees and enforcement of the television licensing system.

The BBC is a public authority in respect of its television licensing functions and retains overall responsibility.

Responsibilities of TV Licensing contracted companies

Responsibilities of TV Licensing contracted companies

Capita Business Services Ltd Administration and enforcement of the TV Licence fee.
PayPoint Plc Over-the-counter payment services in the UK mainland and in Northern Ireland.
Post Office Over-the-counter payment services in the Isle of Man and the Channel Islands.
Proximity London Ltd Marketing and printing services.
Havas Media Media services.

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Latest press releases

Ensure your home is licensed if you are thinking of joining the ‘hosting’ revolution
Mon August 17 2015
With increasing numbers of travellers turning to hosting sites such as Airbnb, Flipkey and One Fine Stay, TV Licensing is appealing to hosts and would-be hosts in across the UK to make sure they are correctly licensed before welcoming guests to their property over the August Bank Holiday.
Students need to catch-up with live TV rules
Mon August 17 2015
Almost 60 per cent of current university students are unsure about TV terminology which has evolved in recent years to describe advancements in technology and TV viewing habits, including streaming, downloading, on demand and recording.
TV Licensing: Unlicensed landlords face a red card and up to to £1,000 fine
Thu August 13 2015
By law, residential boat owners who are watching or recording TV programmes at the same time as they are shown on TV need to be licensed. This is true no matter what device is used, how the programmes are received, or whether the boat is cruising or moored.