What does the BBC Licence fee pay for?
How is the money spent? 86% of the licence fee is spent on BBC TV channels, radio stations, BBC iPlayer, BBC Sounds and online services. The costs of administering the TV Licence are less than you might think.
What is the cost of a BBC TV Licence?
From 1 April 2021, 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.
How can I avoid paying TV Licence legally?
You DON’T have to pay (unless you’re watching BBC iPlayer) If you never watch the BBC and only watch TV using other channels’ catch-up services, it’s possible to ditch the TV licence legally and save yourself £159 a year, no matter which device you’re watching on.
Is it illegal to not have a TV Licence?
You don’t need a TV Licence to own or possess a television set. However, if you use it to watch or record programmes as they are being shown on TV or live on an online TV service, or to download or watch BBC programmes on demand, including catch up TV, on BBC iPlayer, then you need a TV Licence in order to do so.
Can I cancel my TV Licence if I only watch Netflix?
If you only watch on demand programmes on Netflix and don’t watch TV live on any TV or streaming service, and don’t watch BBC iPlayer, you may cancel your TV Licence if you won’t need it again before it expires.
Do I have to pay BBC licence fee?
If you watch TV as it’s being broadcast you need a TV licence – on any device. If you watch or record shows as they’re being shown on telly in the UK (‘live TV’), you need to be covered by a TV licence. You also need one if you use BBC iPlayer – for full info, see the point below on when you DON’T have to pay.
Can I cancel my TV licence if I only watch Netflix?
Can TV licence enter your home?
TV Licensing can only enter your home without your permission if authorised to do so under a search warrant granted by a magistrate (or sheriff in Scotland).
Do you have to let TV Licence inspectors in?
Can TV licence inspectors visit your house? You can refuse to let an inspector in, but this might lead to them getting a court order – which means they would be allowed to enter by law without your permission.
How can I avoid paying TV licence legally?
How can I avoid paying TV licence UK?
You don’t need a TV licence to watch programmes on catch-up TV services, with the exception of the BBC’s iPlayer. You can watch anything stored on services such as ITV Hub, All 4 and My5, as long as you don’t watch live TV. These services are, after all, paid for by advertising.
Can I cancel my TV Licence if I don’t watch BBC?
You can cancel your licence if you no longer: watch or record programmes as they’re being shown on TV, on any channel. watch or stream programmes live on an online TV service (such as ITV Hub, All 4, YouTube, Amazon Prime Video, Now TV, Sky Go, etc.) download or watch any BBC programmes on BBC iPlayer.