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This blog is to highlight the unjust persecution of legitimate non-TV users at the hands of TV Licensing. These people do not require a licence and are entitled to live without the unnecessary stress and inconvenience caused by TV Licensing's correspondence and employees.

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Friday, 8 August 2008

TV Licence Validity

Please remember two very important points:
  • TV licences are only valid for the address shown: If you move home and wish to remain licensed you will have to inform TV Licensing of your new address.
  • TV licences are valid for one year from the last day of the previous month: This catches a lot of people out and causes widespread infuriation. It means that if you renew your licence on 30th July it is actually only valid until 30th June the following year. In effect you're paying for 12-months but only getting 11-months of licence.
The second point raises an interesting question. Given that TV Licensing, with their huge database of invasive information, undoubtedly know the exact issue (therefore expiry) date of every single licence, why do they round back the expiry date to the end of the previous month?

The message is do not renew your licence until it has expired and ensure this is at the beginning of the month.

Related posts:
Buying a TV Licence
Changing TV Licence Details

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I think especially regarding the 31 day issue a Change.org petition should be started.

It's outright theft.