No more paper TV Licences for Worcester homes

CUSTOMERS will no longer receive a paper TV Licence in a bid to save cash.

The cost of a TV Licence has not changed since 2011, and with the price now frozen until 2016, people who pay by direct debit will continue to be covered despite not receiving their annual licence in the post.

By not issuing the annual paper licence to customers, TV Licensing will have saved around £5million from the start of the initiative to charter renewal in 2016. The costs saved, through ink, paper and postage costs, by not issuing an annual paper licence to these customers is expected to total £3m throughout the next three years. The money saved will be used to off-set national rises in postage costs.

Mark Whitehouse, spokesman for TV Licensing in the West Midlands, said the paper licence was not needed because payment plans will not change until 2016.

He said: “We’re always looking to increase efficiencies to deliver better value for the Licence Fee payer.

“Without the yearly postal reminder there is a chance some customers may forget to let us know if they move house, or update their direct debit details. Keeping us updated of any change of details is easy and can be completed quickly and safely online or by phone.”

Customers can check or update their personal details if they move house, turn 75 or change their bank details or surname by visiting tvlicensing.co.uk/info or by calling 0300 7906112.

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11:03pm Mon 24 Feb 14

RobertR says...

The money can now be used to pay BBC execs severance payments and recruit more scum from Crapita.
The money can now be used to pay BBC execs severance payments and recruit more scum from Crapita. RobertR
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7:25am Tue 25 Feb 14

marthajones says...

well I liked my paper license, a little old granny like me, safe in the comfort that I can shove it in the face of the official when he comes knocking
well I liked my paper license, a little old granny like me, safe in the comfort that I can shove it in the face of the official when he comes knocking marthajones
  • Score: 6

8:14am Tue 25 Feb 14

Arthur Blenkinsop says...

'The cost of a TV Licence has not changed since 2011,...'
Neither have most of the programs!
'The cost of a TV Licence has not changed since 2011,...' Neither have most of the programs! Arthur Blenkinsop
  • Score: 13

12:47am Wed 26 Feb 14

Jabbadad says...

The TV License should be reduced in line with the high numbers of repeats that are shown, or as already said, the ammount of rubbish that is broadcast.
Perhaps for a start they could get rid of so-called overpaid comedians such as Jonathon Ross, who have to use the "F" word to appear to be funny.
The TV License should be reduced in line with the high numbers of repeats that are shown, or as already said, the ammount of rubbish that is broadcast. Perhaps for a start they could get rid of so-called overpaid comedians such as Jonathon Ross, who have to use the "F" word to appear to be funny. Jabbadad
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