How we work out refunds

Applying for a refund

To be eligible for a refund you need to have three months in a row or more left on your TV Licence, which you won't need again before it expires.

We pay refunds for every three months left on your licence. So you could get a three, six or nine month refund, depending on how long you have left on your licence.

These examples use 12 months of a year to show you what refund you can apply for.

How much you could be refunded

For a full colour TV Licence of £145.50, you could be eligible for:

£109.12 for a nine-month refund

£72.75 for a six-month refund

£36.37 for a three-month refund

Image showing 12 months with two and a half months of the TV licence used

You have used your licence for less than three months, so you can request a refund for the remaining nine months.

Image showing 12 months with four and a half months of the TV licence used

You have used your licence for less than six months, so you can request a refund for the remaining six months.

Image showing 12 months with eight and a half months of the TV licence used

You have used your licence for less than nine months, so you can request a refund for the remaining three months.

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You have used your licence for more than nine months, so you are not eligible for a refund.

Key

Key icon - Time already used on your licence

Time already used on your licence

Key icon - Time left before the next three-month period begins

Time left before the next three-month period begins

Key icon - Time on your licence that is eligible for a refund

Time on your licence that is eligible for a refund

How much you could be refunded

For a full colour TV Licence of £145.50, you could be eligible for:

£109.12 for a nine-month refund

£72.75 for a six-month refund

£36.37 for a three-month refund

 

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