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How much does a TV Licence cost?

A standard colour TV Licence costs £159. A black and white licence costs £53.50.

If you are blind (severely sight impaired), you can apply for a 50% concession, so your licence will cost £79.50.

There are other concessions and arrangements available, including for people living in certain types of residential care and for over 75s receiving Pension Credit. Find out about different TV Licence types and costs.
 

When does the licence fee change and why?

The Government is responsible for setting the level of the licence fee, and announced in January 2022 that it would remain unchanged at £159 for two years, followed by annual rises in line with inflation for four years from 1 April 2024.

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