Why are my payments big? I chose to pay smaller amounts weekly/monthly

Direct Debit customers

With our monthly Direct Debit scheme you'll usually pay for your first TV Licence within six months. From then on you'll spread the cost in 12 monthly payments - six before your licence is due to begin and six after.

This means that payments are normally around £24.50 to begin with. After you've paid for your first licence, you'll pay for your next licence in 12 monthly instalments of around £12.25.

Payment card customers

If you choose to pay monthly:

You’ll usually have 6 months to pay for your first TV Licence. This means that payments are around £24.50 to begin with. Depending on when you join the scheme, we may have to spread your payments into as few as 3 months, or as many as 11 months. Once your renewal date is 6 months ahead, you will then have 12 months to pay for your next licence so the payments will be smaller.

If you choose to pay weekly:

If you pay weekly, you'll pay for your first TV Licence over six months in 26 weekly payments. This means that payments are around £6 to begin with. After this, you can move to fortnightly payments towards your next TV Licence and your payments will be smaller.

If you have a question about the amounts you are paying please contact us (in step 2 of the form click the 'Contact us' button at the bottom).

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