How much does a TV Licence cost?

A colour licence costs £157.50. A black and white licence costs £53.

The licence fee will change on 1 April 2021.

A colour licence will cost £159. A black and white licence will cost £53.50.

If you are blind (severely sight impaired), you are still able to apply for a 50% concession. This means a colour licence will cost £79.50.

The cost of Accommodation for Residential Care (ARC) concessionary licences will not change. 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 2021, you will continue to pay towards a licence fee of £157.50 until your licence is due to be renewed.

When does the licence fee change and why?

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

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