TV Licence types and costs

It costs £157.50 for a colour and £53 for a black and white TV Licence. In some cases, you may be entitled to a reduced fee TV Licence (see table below).

You can pay for your licence all in one go or spread the cost.

Reduced TV Licence fees

Reduced TV Licence fees

Aged 74 and over You’re entitled to a free over 75 TV Licence when you turn 75. If you‘re 74, you can apply for a short-term licence to cover you up to your 75th birthday.

The government funded, free over 75 TV Licence scheme is being replaced on 1 August 2020.

Care home residents Residents may qualify for a discounted TV Licence fee of £7.50. Residents, staff and residents’ families all need a separate licence for their own living area.
Blind (severely sight impaired)? You’re entitled to a 50% reduction in your TV Licence fee if you’re blind (severely sight impaired).
Cost of a TV Licence to cover multiple units

Cost of a TV Licence to cover multiple units

Some businesses can apply for a TV Licence to cover a number of accommodation or mobile units (for hotels, hostels, mobile units and campsites), or entertainment units (for hospitality areas). For more information, visit the pages below:

Hotels, hostels, mobile units and campsites

Hospitality areas

The licence fee will be based on the number of units offered where a TV receiver is installed or used.

To cover up to 15 units You only need to pay one fee of £157.50.
To cover more than 15 units You pay one fee for the first 15 units and an additional fee of £157.50 for every extra 5 units or fewer.

If you still have questions take a look at TV Licensing FAQs where you can find all the answers in one place.

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