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Latest press releases

23 January 2017
TV Licensing reminder for community run pubs
Several communities have risen to the challenge of saving their ‘local’ with 40 groups already successfully taking on ownership of their pubs. A further 1,250 have been listed as ‘assets of community value’ which demonstrates the vital role pubs play in daily life.

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27 December 2016
TV Licensing reminds hotel owners to ‘Make sure you're licensed for 2017’
According to the latest industry figures , the UK tourism industry is set to grow further after a bumper year of visits. In 2015/16, tourism brought in £22billion to the UK economy, with 36.1 million overseas visitors to the UK – up 5% on 2014.
15 November 2016
TV Licensing reminds over 75s to claim free TV Licence
As winter approaches, TV Licensing and Age UK are reminding those reaching this landmark birthday in the next 12 months, that they are entitled to claim a free TV Licence. Budgeting can become more challenging as you get older and so TV Licensing has made it easier than ever to apply for the free over 75 licence.
26 October 2016
TV Licensing survey reveals over 100 names for the TV remote, with viewers wielding the ‘Panic Button’, ‘Fat Enhancer’ and ‘Ronnie Remote’
The top moniker for remote control is simply ‘Remote’, with ‘Doofer’ or ‘Doofah’ in second place and ‘Zapper’ in third place. The survey also shows a marked increase in slang used across the country, with more than 100 regional variations identified. Names favoured in Scotland were ‘Gizmo’, the ‘Whatcha-ma-call–it’ in Wales and the ‘Zapper’ in Northern Ireland
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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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