It costs £159 for a colour TV Licence and £53.50 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
|Aged 74 and over||If you are aged 74 or over, you could be entitled to a free licence. Anyone aged 75 or over receiving Pension Credit is eligible to apply for a free TV Licence, paid for by the BBC. Pension Credit can be in the name of the licence holder, or in their partner’s name if they are a couple.|
|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
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:
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 £159.|
|To cover more than 15 units||You pay one fee for the first 15 units and an additional fee of £159 for every extra 5 units or fewer.|