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Latest press releases

24 July 2014
TV Licensing releases 2014 Annual Review
TV Licensing’s Annual Report, published today, sets out TV Licensing’s main achievements for customers over the past year.

Other news

21 July 2014
There's no Teletubbies road, yet
TV Licensing plots children's TV programme inspired by map of the UK
16 June 2014
TV coverage is 'music to the ears' says TV Licensing
As the summer festival season gets under way this weekend, thousands will brave the vagaries of the British climate in a bid to catch a glimpse of their favourite band on a distant outdoor stage. For those who prefer their creature comforts, watching a summer of amazing live music festivals on TV may be the answer – as long as they are covered by a TV Licence.
02 June 2014
TV Licensing remind businesses to be licensed ahead of a summer of sport
Whether it’s football, tennis, athletics, or cycling, sports fans around the UK are all set to enjoy a summer of sport playing out live on their TVs, laptops, tablets and smartphones. So TV Licensing is asking businesses and business owners to make sure they are correctly licensed ahead of a massive summer of televised sport and providing a helpful Workplace Viewing Guide to clarify how staff or customers can watch live TV at work and be correctly licensed.
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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 3.8m visits in 2012/13.
  • Enquiry officers together catch an average of almost 1,000 evaders every day.
  • TV Licensing collected £3.7bn in revenue in 2012/13, up £6.7m from the previous year.
  • Collection costs in 2012/13 were £111m, just 3 per cent of total revenue.
  • In the last year 2.8m licences were sold online, an increase from 2.5m 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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