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Latest press releases

20 November 2015
TV Licensing reminds over 75s to claim free TV Licence
Anyone aged 75 or over is granted a free TV Licence for their main address and over 4 million1 people across the UK already enjoy the benefits of the concession.

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02 November 2015
TV Licensing calls for end to attack on officers
Attacks on TV Licensing enquiry officers have more than doubled in the last year. In the last financial year, 89 enquiry officers were victims of physical assaults by members of the public. This is up from 37 in the previous year and included several instances in which staff were admitted to hospital.
26 October 2015
TV Licensing Over 26,000 unlicensed 18-25 year olds caught across the UK
With 75 per cent of first year undergraduates aged 25 and under2, TV Licensing is reminding freshers that they could face prosecution and a fine of up to £1,000 if they are caught watching live TV, on any device, without a TV Licence.
22 October 2015
Freshers find friendship through love for TV
Whether they are Strictly super-fans, or hooked on the latest gossip from TOWIE, over 70 per cent of current university students said they found common ground by striking up conversation about the programmes they love. Students need to be covered by a licence to watch or record TV as its being broadcast, however they are watching, whether on laptops, phones or any other device.
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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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