TV licensing and Broadcasting
Do I need a TV licence? You need a TV Licence if you watch or record live TV on any device. From 1st September 2016, you will also need a TV Licence to watch or download BBC programmes on demand, including catch up TV, on BBC iPlayer. A standard colour TV Licence costs £145.50. More information is available on the TV Licensing website: http://www.tvlicensing.co.uk/check-if-you-need-one Free TV licences If you are claiming Income Support and are also over 65 years old, you are entitled to a free TV licence. If you were 75 years old before 1 September 2016, you are also entitled to a free TV licence. To find out how to apply for a free TV licence, please contact us. Broadcasting The Committee for Economic Development has political responsibility for broadcasting matters. The Communications Act 2003 gave Ofcom responsibility for monitoring the quality and content of broadcasting on television and radio. Complaints If you have a complaint about the content of a TV or radio programme, please contact the communications regulator, Ofcom. More information on how to make a complaint is available here.