How much does a TV Licence cost?

The licence fee changed on 1 April 2017.

A colour licence costs £147, an increase of £1.50 on the previous fee. A black and white licence costs £49.50, an increase of 50p.

There is no change to the free over 75 TV Licence.

If you are blind (severely sight impaired), you can still apply for a 50% concession. This means a colour licence costs £73.50, an increase of 75p.

The cost of Accommodation for Residential Care (ARC) concessionary licences hasn't changed. These licences are available to people living in certain types of residential care.

Will my payment plan change?

If you started a payment plan before 1 April 2017, you will continue to pay towards a licence fee of £145.50 until your licence is due to be renewed.

Why is this happening?

This is the first time the licence fee has changed since 1 April 2010. The Government is responsible for setting the level of the licence fee, and in 2016 announced that it would change in line with inflation for five years from 1 April 2017.

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