Direct Debit

Make a first payment now then spread the rest of the cost of your licence with a monthly or quarterly Direct Debit. Or choose to pay the full £145.50 fee in one go with an annual Direct Debit.

Set up your Direct Debit online now. It's the most convenient way to pay, as your licence is automatically renewed each year.

There are three payment options

There are three payment options

Yearly You automatically pay the full TV Licence fee of £145.50 in one go.
Monthly*

You'll usually pay for your first licence within six months, in instalments of around £24 per month. (If we have to spread the cost into four or five monthly instalments, each payment may be slightly higher). From then on, you pay for your licences in 12 monthly instalments of just over £12 - six before your licence is due and six after.

Just one of the ways to help make paying more convenient at no extra cost.

Quarterly* You pay instalments of around £37 every three months. By paying quarterly the majority of your licence is paid for as you use it. This differs from our other instalment schemes, where at least half of the licence fee is collected in advance. As a result, quarterly payments incur a small premium of £1.25 per quarter which is included in your payment.

*Only available for colour licences.

Choosing quarterly or monthly Direct Debits? Get started with a debit or credit card payment today. If you’re not able to do this we’ll adjust your remaining payments.

Setting up a Direct Debit

Setting up a Direct Debit

For yourself

You’ll need your bank or building society details, as well as your current TV Licence number if you’re renewing. Please have a debit or credit card handy for your first payment. If you’re not able to pay this now we’ll add it your Direct Debit payments.

You can do this online now.

For someone else

Please ensure that you enter the address of the person you’re paying for. The payment will be taken from your own bank account. Please have a debit or credit card handy for your first payment. If you’re not able to pay this now we’ll add it your Direct Debit payments.

You can do this online now.

For your business

You can set up a Direct Debit online now if your business account has a sole signatory. Please have a debit or credit card handy for your first payment. If you’re not able to pay this now we’ll add it your Direct Debit payments.

If your business account requires more than one signatory you’ll need to apply by post. Just print out a Direct Debit instruction (PDF 64 Kb opens in a new window) , complete your application and post it to us at:

  • TV Licensing
  • Darlington
  • DL98 1TL
 

Direct Debit Guarantee

All Direct Debits are covered by the Direct Debit Guarantee

This Guarantee is offered by all banks and building societies that accept instructions to pay Direct Debits.

If there are any changes to the amount, date or frequency of your Direct Debit, TV Licensing will notify you ten working days in advance of your account being debited or as otherwise agreed. If you request TV Licensing to collect a payment, confirmation of the amount and date will be given to you at the time of the request.

If an error is made in the payment of your Direct Debit by TV Licensing or your bank or building society you are entitled to a full and immediate refund of the amount paid from your bank or building society.

If you receive a refund you are not entitled to, you must pay it back when TV Licensing asks you to.

You can cancel a Direct Debit at any time by simply contacting your bank or building society. Written confirmation may be required. Please also notify us.