From 1 April 2021, a standard TV Licence costs £159 and we offer a choice of payment methods to suit you. You can pay in one go, or spread the cost with a range of Direct Debit options or a TV Licensing payment card.
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Yearly | £159
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.
Weekly, fortnightly or monthly | from £6
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.
From 1 April 2021, a black and white TV Licence costs £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.
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.