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Ways to pay for a TV Licence

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A TV Licence costs £159. Most people spread the cost by paying by Direct Debit, but you can also pay all in one go.

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

Spread the cost with a Direct Debit (most popular)

Monthly - from £13.25

We'll spread the cost of your first licence over six months, at around £26.50 a month. From then on you'll pay around £13.25 a month.

Quarterly - from £41

We'll take four payments throughout the year. Each payment will include a £1.25 charge.

Make one payment every 12 months

Yearly - £159

You’ll pay the full licence fee automatically every 12 months.

Pay for your licence online today by debit or credit card.

TV Licensing payment card

Weekly, fortnightly or monthly - from £6

Our payment card allows you to pay weekly and fortnightly, or monthly. Once it is set up, you can pay online, via our TVL Pay app, by phone, text message or at any PayPoint.


Other ways to pay

You can pay by cheque, postal order or BACS. You also have the option to pay in cash or using a debit card at any PayPoint. Find out more about black and white TV Licences, or upgrading to colour.


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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