BBC TV Licensing
|Do I Need A Licence?|
UK television licences are regulated by the Communications Act (2003) and The Communications (Television Licensing) Regulations 2004.
When do I need a licence?
Under the current legislation, you need a licence if you:
This is the only situation in which you need a television licence (although note that, if you are over 75, a licence is available at no charge).
A television licence is required no matter what kind of device is used - television sets, DVD players or recorders, set-top boxes, computers, or even mobile phones.
When do I not need a licence?
You do not need a licence to:
Owning a device that is capable of receiving live television does not require you to purchase a television licence.
A television licence is only required if you actually use that device to receive live television. If you do not receive live television, you do not need a licence.