Moving home for the summer? Don't forget to Claim Your TV Licence Refund

May 19, 2014

TV Licensing would like to remind those students moving home for the summer they may be able to claim a refund, worth £36.67, on their licence.

Students who purchased a TV Licence at the start of the academic year will have a full three months remaining on their licence and refunds can be claimed for unused quarters.

Students are encouraged to take advantage of the refund. To be eligible, students need to have a TV Licence, be leaving their halls or rented accommodation and be moving to a licensed address.

Matt Francis, spokesperson for TV Licensing Wales, said: “The student refund is brilliant news for students and we encourage those who bought their licence at the start of the academic year to take advantage of it. We want to help students understand the law when it comes to watching live TV on any device and help them avoid a fine. Reminding them about the refund is part of knowing when you do and don’t need a licence.”

Recent research by TV Licensing shows four out of five students watch TV via some device with 74 per cent of students using a laptop to watch TV. A TV Licence is needed to watch, record or stream programmes at the same time as they are shown on TV. This is the case whether you use a TV, laptop, games console, tablet, mobile phone, or any other device.

To arrange a refund, or for further information, simply visit:, or call TV Licensing on 0300 790 6113.

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