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Latest press releases

11 February 2015
The TV programmes proven to improve your chances this Valentine's day
With UK adults watching four hours of TV a day on average1, couples on their first date can turn to television programmes to find common ground. But could revealing the shows you love mean you won’t get a second date?

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09 February 2015
TV Licensing: Hoteliers to get ready for Valentine's get-away
With Valentine’s Day - the first celebratory weekend of 2015 - just around the corner, TV Licensing is appealing to hotels and guest houses across the UK to make sure they are correctly licensed.
02 February 2015
Avoid scrum for licences ahead of 6 Nations
Ahead of the RBS 6 Nations tournament, which kicks off on Friday 6 February, TV Licensing is reminding pubs and sports clubs to make sure they are correctly covered by a TV Licence.
02 January 2015
Looking for love in 2015? Watch QI to find your perfect partner
Research by TV Licensing reveals the TV programmes which make us TellyTractive to a potential New Year squeeze.
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TV Licensing facts

  • Around 25 million licences are currently in force, a record number.
  • TV Licensing's database contains approximately 31 million UK addresses.
  • TV Licensing enquiry officers made about 3.8 million visits in 2012/13.
  • Enquiry officers together catch an average of almost 1,000 evaders every day.
  • TV Licensing collected £3.7 billion in revenue in 2012/13, up £6.7million from the previous year.
  • Collection costs in 2012/13 were £111 million, just 3 per cent of total revenue.
  • In the last year 2.8 million licences were sold online, an increase from 2.5 million last year and representing nearly a third (34 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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