TV Licence Contact Number – 0843 515 9406
Holding a TV licence is a legal requirement in the UK and it is imperative you ensure that you have the correct licence for your TV set in order to avoid prosecution. If you are confused about TV licensing in the UK, contact the customer service team on 0843 515 9406.
About TV Licensing
Holding a valid TV licence is a legal requirement if you are going to watch ‘live’ TV. If you watch a programme as it is broadcast ‘live’ on any channel you will need a TV licence or you will be liable for prosecution and a fine of up to £1000. However, if you are watching a show that has already screened and you’re viewing this via a catch-up TV service, then you do not need the licence. The same is true for video games consoles, DVD’s and VHS movies. However, if you are going to record something from the TV to watch later, you will require the TV licence. If you are new to TV licensing then it is best to get the correct advice due to this confusing matter.
What are the different type of licence?
As a business owner, you will need a different type of TV licence to broadcast TV shows in your workplace. For a single premises business, you will need just one licence to cover the business and that will cost £145.50. Multi premises businesses get covered by a different type of TV licence, a Community Group TV licence – again it is confusing as to what type of licence you require. In this event, it is best to call the team.
Hotels and other hospitality venues get covered in a similar way by this licence. For example, a hotelier or bed and breakfast owner can apply for the business licence at £145.50 which will cover multiple rooms in your business. The licence covers up to 15 units in your venue. If you have more rooms than 15, you will have to pay for additional coverage. This additional cost is £145.50 for every extra five units that are in the building. TV Licensing defines a unit as a room where a TV set could be used. These units could include corporate boxes, hospitality suites and other such rooms. You can obtain more information on this by speaking to one of the dedicated customer service experts on 0843 515 9406, and the TV licence team will assist you with all your enquiries.
I can’t afford to pay my TV licence in one payment, are there other options available?
If you can’t afford to pay the full TV licence fee in one payment, then do not worry, there are other payment options open to you. You can choose to pay for your licence yearly, quarterly or monthly. If you cannot manage the one off yearly payment, then you can arrange a more manageable quarterly direct debit scheme. Paying your licence this way will ensure that you do not receive any financial penalties for spreading the payments over a period of time. If you choose to pay monthly, you can set payments up in a scheme that pays your licence off in six months for the first year. A monthly direct debit can be set up costing £24 a month. This method should pay your licence fee off in six months and after that the following year’s licence can be paid over 12 months for £12 per month. There is a weekly payment option too for those on a tighter budget. You can pay for this with a top up card that you can use at any of the PayPoint outlets across the country. For information on these payment options, contact the customer service team to find out which option is best for you on 0843 515 9406.
Be aware that having a TV licence is a legal requirement and if you do not have one you are liable for prosecution and a fine of up to £1000.
By telephoning the TV licence customer service team you can make sure that your licence is fully in order. If you have any questions regarding the status of your licence, then do not hesitate to contact the customer care team who will be more than happy to help you. You can reach them on 0843 515 9406.
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