TV Licensing is working in partnership with
St. Leger Homes to help ensure that people in Doncaster are aware
of when they legally need a TV Licence. Put simply, you need to be
covered by a valid TV Licence to receive or record television
programmes as they are being broadcast. This is the case whether
you are receiving the programmes via TV or any other device, such
as a mobile phone or a PC.
If you don’t have a TV licence you risk
prosecution and a fine of up to £1,000. However, TV Licensing
understands that some people find it hard to pay the annual fee of
£145.50 for a colour TV licence, or £49 for a black and white TV
licence, in one go, and for this reason there are a number of
different ways to pay.
The TV Licensing payment card is designed to
help anyone who would prefer to make regular small cash payments
either weekly or fortnightly. Those using the payment card
can pay over-the-counter at any of the more than 21,000 PayPoint
outlets across the UK, or over the phone. Since November 2008 those
using a payment card have also been able to pay and check their
account status online at www.tvlicensing.co.uk/cashplans
or via text message using a credit or debit card, making it easier
than ever before to spread the cost of a licence.
Don’t forget that if you are aged 75 or over
you are eligible for a free licence and short term licences are
available for people aged 74. Those who are blind or severely sight
impaired are entitled to 50% off the licence fee.
If English isn’t your first language, then TV
Licensing offers literature in 18 different languages and a
telephone translation service in over 170 languages. To use the
translation service, please call 0844 800
If you would like more information, or to buy
a licence, please call 0844 800 6737 or visit