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'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 fee 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

TV Licensing: Check your details online to make sure your licence isn’t at the wrong address
Wed Sept 19 2017
When the cost of the Licence Fee was fixed at £145.50 in 2011, TV Licensing wrote to Direct Debit customers letting them know their licence would be automatically renewed and they would not receive any contact from TV Licensing as long as they kept up their payments.
TV Licensing launch radio trails aimed at students
Fri Aug 29 2017
TV Licensing has launched new radio trails on BBC Radio 1, 1Xtra, BBC Radio 2 and the Asian Network). The trails are part of a campaign encouraging students to make sure they are covered by a TV Licence in their student accommodation if they plan to watch or record live TV or watch or download BBC programmes on iPlayer.
Students going mobile as they leave TV sets behind
Tue Aug 15 2017
A change to the law last September means students are now more likely to need a TV Licence to watch on mobile devices. A TV Licence is needed for watching and recording live television, and since September, watching or downloading BBC programmes on iPlayer. This applies to laptops, mobiles or any other equipment.
 
 

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