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Latest press releases

26 June 2015
Turn to Glastonbury Festival TV coverage to avoid bad weather, says TV Licensing
The stay-at-homes are assured of remaining dry while over 135,000 visitors will be praying for good weather as they arrive at the Glastonbury festival, one of the highlights of this year’s music festival season.

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13 May 2015
Eurovision viewers are ‘tribal’ about their reasons for watching the international songfest
Eurovision unites a curious band of different domestic ‘tribes’ in the big night of live viewing Eurovision, according to a survey conducted by TV Licensing.
12 May 2015
Students can travel far on a TV Licence refund
TV Licensing is reminding students moving home for the summer they may be able to claim a refund, worth £36, on their licence. As students across the UK finish their exams and start planning for the break the extra cash could go towards making it a memorable summer.
13 April 2015
TV Licensing and RNIB highlight half price Licence
Anybody who is registered as blind (severely sight impaired), or lives with someone who is, should make sure they are claiming a 50 per cent reduction on the cost of their TV Licence.
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TV Licensing facts

  • Around 25.4 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 2013/14.
  • Enquiry officers together catch an average of almost 900 evaders every day.
  • TV Licensing collected £3.7 billion in revenue in 2013/14, up £16 million from the previous year.
  • Collection costs in 2013/14 were £102 million, just 2.7 per cent of total revenue.
  • In the last year 2.8 million licences were sold online, representing more than a third (36.5 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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