£147 per year….or you could face up to a £1,000 fine
Do you need a TV licence?
You need to be covered by a TV Licence to
This applies to any provider you use and any device, including a TV, desktop computer, laptop, mobile phone, tablet, games console, digital box or DVD/VHS recorder.
What counts as live TV?
You need to be covered by a TV Licence:
If you’re watching on TV or on an online TV service
For all channels, not just the BBC
If you record a programme and watch it later
If you watch a programme on a delay
To watch or record repeats
To watch or record programmes on +1, +2 and +24 channels
To watch live programmes on Red Button services
Even if you already pay for cable, satellite or other TV services
Students and TV licences
Halls of Residence:If you're in halls of residence you'll probably be covered for communal areas but not your own room.
Private accommodation:If you are living out of halls in a shared house and have signed a joint tenancy agreement, you will only need one licence for the household. However, if you have separate agreements you'll need one for your room.
If you do pay for a licence, as a student you may be able to get a refund for the summer.
Will my parents licence cover me?
You will not be covered by your parents’ licence, unless you only ever use devices that are powered solely by their own internal batteries, and aren’t plugged into an aerial or the mains.
For more information visit http://www.tvlicensing.co.uk or