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If you require any additional information, or to request a press release in Welsh, please email media.enquiries@tvlicensing.co.uk.

Latest press releases

19 April 2016
TV Licensing reminder to caravan owners ahead of summer getaways
With thousands of people about to flock to their favourite UK holiday hotspots over the May Bank holidays, TV Licensing is reminding people to check they are correctly licensed, as some caravan owners will need a second TV Licence.

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24 March 2016
Gyms warned they need a TV Licence if customers are watching TV while they exercise
WITH more than 6,000 gyms and health clubs across the UK1, TV Licensing is reminding owners of fitness clubs they need a TV licence if their members watch live TV while they exercise.
14 March 2016
‘King of Scotland’ and ‘Abducted by Aliens’ crowned as top videos
Animation students from universities in Dundee and London have scooped prestigious competition wins by bringing to life bizarre excuses for watching TV without a TV Licence.
04 March 2016
TV Licensing reminds hotel owners to make sure they’re licensed
With UK getaways more popular than ever before, hotels are anticipating a busy March this year due to an early Easter break. Before the early-season rush for rooms gets into full swing, TV Licensing is appealing to accommodation providers across the UK to make sure they are correctly licensed.
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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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Journalists with media enquiries can contact us by telephone or email.

  • Our 24 hour press office number is 020 8752 6606
  • Our email address is media.enquiries@tvlicensing.co.uk
  • For customer service enquiries, contact us (in step 2 of the form click the 'Contact us' button at the bottom)or call 0300 790 6112

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