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Latest press releases

07 April 2014
Blind urged to claim TV Licence concession
Anybody who is severely sight-impaired (blind), or lives with someone who is, should make sure they are claiming their 50 per cent reduction in the cost of their annual TV Licence, said TV Licensing today.

Other news

06 March 2014
Generation i: "Love telly, love live, love tech"
Dubbed 'Generation i' by some because of having so much tech at their fingertips and thousands of hours of TV available through on-demand services, an astonishing 89 per cent of children's viewing time is still devoted to live TV programming, says TV Licensing's TeleScope 2014 report.
24 February 2014
TV Licensing won't mail 14m customers this year
Some 14 million households are part of a UK-wide initiative by TV Licensing to deliver better value for the Licence Fee payer, by reducing the number of paper TV Licences issued.
10 February 2014
Watching TV doesn't stop when the 9 to 5 starts
Businesses and business owners should make sure they are correctly licensed for TV as viewing figures indicate employees are watching live television while at work.
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TV Licensing facts

  • Around 25m licences are currently in force, a record number.
  • TV Licensing's database contains approximately 31m UK addresses.
  • TV Licensing enquiry officers made about 4m visits in 2011/12.
  • Enquiry officers together catch an average of over 1,000 evaders every day.
  • TV Licensing collected £3.7bn in revenue in 2011/12, up £19 million from the previous year.
  • Collection costs in 2011/12 were £126.1 million, just 3.4 per cent of total revenue.
  • In the last year 2.5 million licences were sold online, an increase from 2.3 million last year and representing nearly a third (31 per cent) of sales excluding direct debit renewals and Over 75 licences (which are renewed automatically).
  • TV Licensing produces literature in 18 languages and offers 180 languages via translation services at its call centres. The website offers information in 16 different languages.

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