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Sunday 14 April 2024

TV Licensing Website: No TV Declaration Difficulties

A significant proportion of non-viewers are having difficulties when it comes to declaring their No Licence Needed (NLN) status via the TV Licensing website.

A quick reminder that legally speaking anyone who does not require a TV licence is under no obligation whatsoever to confirm their situation to TV Licensing. TV Licensing Blog's position, for reasons discussed in an earlier article, is that people falling within this category should provide no information whatsoever to TV Licensing.

However, a significant proportion of legitimate non-viewers are naive enough to believe that if they make contact with TV Licensing and submit an NLN declaration they will be left alone to enjoy their legally-licence-free existance.

Many people do this via the official TV Licensing website, where some are having difficulty completing the initial screening questionnaire. The problem arises due to the wording of the questions, which begin by requiring negative answers and move onto requiring affirmative answers.

A legally-licence-free person, who has no legal need for a TV licence, should complete the questionnaire as follows:

In our view TV Licensing has worded these questions in a deliberately confusing manner in an effort to frustrate the cancellation process.

A lot of people pay the licence fee in the mistaken belief they have no other option. TV Licensing wants to make life as difficult as possible for anyone who can see the light at the end of the TV licence tunnel.

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