When does the licence fee change?

The cost of a TV Licence changed on 1 April 2019. A new colour licence now costs £154.50, an increase of £4 on the previous fee. A black and white licence now costs £52, an increase of £1.50.

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

If you are blind (severely sight impaired), you are still able to apply for a 50% concession. This means a colour licence now costs £77.25, an increase of £2.

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 2019, you will continue to pay towards a licence fee of £150.50 until your licence is due to be renewed.

Why does the licence fee change?

The Government is responsible for setting the level of the licence fee, and in 2016 announced that it would rise in line with inflation for five years from 1 April 2017.

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