TV Licence types and costs

It costs £150.50 for a colour and £50.50 for a black and white TV Licence. In some cases, you may be entitled to a reduced fee TV Licence (see table below).

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Reduced TV Licence fees

Reduced TV Licence fees

Aged 74 and over You’re entitled to a free over 75 TV Licence when you turn 75. If you‘re 74, you can apply for a short-term licence to cover you up to your 75th birthday.
Care home residents Residents may qualify for a discounted TV Licence fee of £7.50. Residents, staff and residents’ families all need a separate licence for their own living area.
Registered as blind You’re entitled to a 50% reduction in your TV Licence fee if you’re certified as blind (severely sight impaired).
Cost of a TV Licence to cover multiple units

Cost of a TV Licence to cover multiple units

Some businesses can apply for a TV Licence to cover a number of accommodation or mobile units (for hotels, hostels, mobile units and campsites), or entertainment units (for hospitality areas). For more information, visit the pages below:

Hotels, hostels, mobile units and campsites

Hospitality areas

The licence fee will be based on the number of units offered where a TV receiver is installed or used.

To cover up to 15 units You only need to pay one fee of £150.50.
To cover more than 15 units You pay one fee for the first 15 units and an additional fee of £150.50 for every extra 5 units or fewer.

If you still have questions take a look at TV Licensing FAQs where you can find all the answers in one place.

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