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Latest press releases

16 September 2015
TV Licensing reveals 30% of employees want to watch the World Cup in work
Rugby fans around the UK are set to enjoy the excitement of the World Cup playing out live on their TVs, laptops, tablets and smartphones later this month, but some may have to take leave from work to keep their bosses happy.

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31 August 2015
TV Licensing launches student radio trails
TV Licensing is targeting students’ parents with its new radio trails, launched this week.
17 August 2015
TV Licensing: Ensure your home is licensed if you are thinking of joining the ‘hosting’ revolution
With increasing numbers of travellers turning to hosting sites such as Airbnb, Flipkey and One Fine Stay, TV Licensing is appealing to hosts and would-be hosts in across the UK to make sure they are correctly licensed before welcoming guests to their property over the August Bank Holiday.
17 August 2015
Students need to catch-up with live TV rules
Almost 60 per cent of current university students are unsure about TV terminology which has evolved in recent years to describe advancements in technology and TV viewing habits, including streaming, downloading, on demand and recording.
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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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