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Where does my TV licence money go?

Where does my TV licence money go?

TV Licensing doesn’t retain any of the licence fee revenue it collects; all monies are passed to the Government, and then the revenue collected is passed back to the BBC as Grant-in-Aid from the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (opens in a new window).

Does ITV get TV licence money?

Explaining the change, the ONS said: “in line with the definition of a tax, the licence fee is a compulsory payment which is not paid solely for access to BBC services. A licence is required to receive ITV, Channel 4, Channel 5, satellite, or cable”.

Can you legally watch television and not pay the TV licence fee?

The rule is… whether you’re watching live TV on a television, computer, tablet, games console, smartphone or any other device, you’ll need to be covered by a TV licence. However, you do not need a TV licence if you only watch content after it’s been shown on television – UNLESS it’s on iPlayer.

How much money does the TV licence generate?

TV licence fee revenues in 2019/20 were £3.52 billion which was slightly higher than the 2010/11 figure of £3.51 billion (in cash terms). Total BBC income in 2019/20 was £4.94 billion.

Do TV Licence inspectors visit?

Can TV licence inspectors visit your house? Inspectors can visit your house, although you’re likely to receive a letter before this point. 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 much is a TV Licence per month 2020?

Pay for your TV Licence Monthly by Direct Debit 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. Make four Direct Debit payments throughout the year. If you pay this way, each payment will include a £1.25 charge.

Do I need a TV Licence if I don’t watch BBC?

You don’t need a TV Licence if you never watch or record programmes as they’re being shown on TV, on any channel, or live on an online TV service, and you never download or watch BBC programmes on BBC iPlayer – live, catch up or on demand.

Who is exempt from TV licence?

People who are aged 75 or over and receive Pension Credit. People who are blind (severely sight impaired). People who live in qualifying residential care and are disabled or over 60 and retired. For businesses that provide units of overnight accommodation, for example, hotels and mobile units.

Can I cancel my TV licence if I only watch Netflix?

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.

Who is exempt from TV Licence?

Can I refuse entry to TV Licensing?

You have no obligation to grant entry to a visiting officer if you don’t wish to do so. If refused entry by the occupier, the visiting officer will leave the property. If visiting officers are refused access, then TV Licensing reserve the right to use other methods of detection.

Do they still have TV detector vans?

There are no TV detector vans. It was originally a PR stunt to frighten people into thinking they could be detected and then pursued for not having a TV licence. There are still no TV detector vans.

What do you spend your TV licence fee on?

Over 90% 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 does the licence fee pay for the BBC?

What the licence fee pays for The licence fee allows us to provide a wide range of TV, radio and online content, as well as developing new ways to deliver it to you.

Do you have to pay TV licence if you are blind?

Residents may qualify for a discounted TV Licence fee of £7.50. Residents, staff and residents’ families all need a separate licence for their own living area. Registered as blind. You’re entitled to a 50% reduction in your TV Licence fee if you’re certified as blind (severely sight impaired).

How old do you have to be to get free TV licence?

Anyone aged 75 or over receiving Pension Credit is eligible to apply for a free TV Licence, paid for by the BBC. Pension Credit can be in the name of the licence holder, or in their partner’s name if they are a couple. Residents may qualify for a discounted TV Licence fee of £7.50.