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Latest press releases

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.

Other news

17 December 2014
Generous tooth fairies, the messiah, and contacting a clairvoyant - top TV Licence excuses
Between 94 and 95 per cent of homes across the UK are correctly licensed, but a small minority of people continue to offer TV Licensing decidedly dodgy excuses as to why they don’t have a licence when caught evading.
10 November 2014
Free TV Licences for everyone celebrating their 75th birthday
More than four million people across the UK are already enjoying the benefits of the concession, which applies to anyone 75 or over, regardless of income, or anyone living with someone aged 75 or over. Although the concession is free, it must be applied for in order for the address to be correctly licensed.
13 October 2014
TV Licensing: Has your town embraced tech or clung on to the cheque?
Some towns and cities across the UK are forging ahead by leading the adoption of online payment channels while others prefer lower tech methods, according to figures released today by TV Licensing.
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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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