Ways to pay for a TV Licence

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As McColls have entered administration, you won’t be able to use PayPoint to pay for your TV Licence at their stores. You can make a payment online now or find an alternative PayPoint outlet near you.

A standard TV Licence is £159 and we offer a choice of payment methods to suit you. You can pay your TV Licence online in one go, or spread the payments with a range of Direct Debit options or a TV Licensing payment card.

You could pay less for your licence if you’re over 75, blind, or live in a care home.

How would you like to pay?

Make one payment every 12 months

Yearly | £159

Make your TV Licence payment online today with an annual Direct Debit. Your licence will be automatically renewed each year.

Make a single payment by debit or credit card. You can also pay by cheque, postal order or BACS, or by taking a debit card or cash to any PayPoint.

Pay for your TV Licence Monthly by Direct Debit

Monthly | from £13.25

Pay for your first licence by Direct Debit in six months, at around £26.50 a month. Then pay for the next one in monthly instalments of around £13.25.

Quarterly | from £41

Make four Direct Debit payments throughout the year. If you pay this way, each payment will include a £1.25 charge.

Choose our TV Licensing payment card for greater flexibility

Weekly, fortnightly or monthly | from £6

Looking for TV Licensing cash plans? Our TV Licensing payment card gives you the flexibility to pay for your licence weekly and fortnightly, or monthly. Once it is set up you can pay online, on your mobile via the TVL Pay app, with a phone call, by text message or in person at any PayPoint outlet.

Want to buy a black and white TV Licence, or upgrade to colour?

A black and white TV Licence is £53.50. It covers you to watch any live TV and stream BBC programmes on BBC iPlayer using a black and white TV or monitor. But, if you download BBC programmes on BBC iPlayer or record any live TV, you must have a colour TV Licence.

Find out how to pay for a black and white licence

If you pay by Direct Debit you can upgrade to a colour licence at any time by calling us on 0300 790 6130*. You can pay monthly, quarterly or yearly.

If you want to pay by debit or credit card and you have more than one month remaining on your black and white licence, please call us on 0300 790 6130*.

You can buy your new colour licence online by debit or credit card, if you have less than one month remaining on your black and white licence, or your black and white licence has expired. Please have your card details to hand.

If you wish to pay for your new colour licence by cheque or at a PayPoint, please call us on 0300 790 6130* for further information.

*Calls to our 0300 numbers cost no more than a national rate call to an 01 or 02 number, whether from a mobile or landline. If you get inclusive minutes, calls to an 0300 number will be included free of charge.

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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