How to Cancel Your TV Licence

Cancel Your TV Licence Online

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How to cancel your TV Licence online

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Over 10,000 people cancel their TV licence each and every month. We can cancel our TV licence for any number of reasons. You may no longer need to pay as you qualify for an exemption. You may no longer need it. Either way, we’ll show you how to cancel your TV licence online.

Cancel my TV licence? 📺 

There are three ways in which you can cancel your TV licence. You can:

  • 1) Call TV Licensing on: 0300 790 6165 
  • 2) Complete an online form and wait for them to get back to you
  • 3) Use SlothMove’s home setup service which enables you to cancel your TV license quickly an do much more
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If you close your account down with SlothMove we’ll let them know for you

If you’re changing address, you don’t need to cancel your TV Licence DD. You just need to complete a TV Licence change of address. We have a full guide on how to do this here.

Can I cancel my TV licence?

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You should can technically cancel your TV Licence at any point, but it’s unlawful if you still should be paying for it.

Let’s review the rules.

You need a TV Licence if you:

  • 1) You watch or record programmes live whilst they are being shown on TV;
  • 2) You stream or watch programmes live through an online service (form example: YouTube, Amazon Prime, Now TV, All 4, Sky Go etc…)
  • 3) If you watch any programmes on BBC iPlayer
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If you don’t fit any of those categories, then you should cancel your TV Licence.

Am I exempt from paying TV licence?

In addition to not needing to pay for a TV Licensing fee because of your usage, you my also be exempt.

So, who is exempt from paying the TV Licence fee? 🤔 

With the new scheme (as of 2020) if you are 75 years or older your TV Licence will be paid for by the BBC. You can also apply if your receive Pension Credit (which will need to be in your name, or your partner’s name if you’re a couple).

How do I update the address on my TV Licence?

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If you’re moving home (or changing address) you need to update the address on your TV Licence. You can update your address on your TV licence at no cost on our online home setup form.

  • 1) Enter your info on SlothMove’s home setup service
  • 2) Select who needs to know you’re moving home (TV Licence, Boots, DVLA, HMRC etc..)
  • 3) Explore if you save money & setup services
  • 4) Click submit & SlothMove will update the address on your TV Licence automatically 

How much does a TV Licence cost?

How to save money

So, in 2020 how much does a TV Licence cost? It has been confirmed that the annual fee is £154.50. This is an increase from £150.50 the year previous. 

It may not seem expensive, but if you’re not using it and are eligible to cancel it you should do so. £150 certainly adds up over the course of the year.

You may also be eligible for a refund when you cancel your TV Licence.

Here’s a useful video on some of the questions you may have around your TV licence.

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