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Saturday, 13 August 2011

Students: Don't Get Stung by TV Licensing

Some shrewd words of student money saving advice were published on the Guardian website today.

Article reads as follows (I have put it into paragraphs, which the Guardian obviously struggled to do):

"You need a TV licence to watch or record programmes as they're being shown live on TV, no matter what device you use.

"A year's colour TV licence currently costs £145.50. If you live in halls of residence with a licence covering communal areas, this won't cover your room. If you live in a private shared house with a joint tenancy agreement for the house, you should only need one licence. But if you have a separate tenancy agreement for your room, you'll need your own.

"You don't need a licence at all if you don't watch or record programmes, or you only watch them online through on-demand services such as BBC iPlayer and 4oD after they've been broadcast.

"You can apply for a refund if your licence is still valid for at least three months and you no longer need it."

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Happy viewing to all our student readers.

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