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Students can claim a £50 TV licence refund

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University students moving home for the summer can claim a refund for their TV licence worth up to £50.

All students must have a TV licence for watching and recording live television and watching or downloading BBC programmes on iPlayer. This applies whether using a TV set, laptop, mobile or any other equipment.

But under refund rules, students can claim for any full months left on their licence. So, if they bought their licence last October and moved out in May, they could receive a refund worth £50.50.

Students need to be leaving their halls or rented accommodation and be moving to a licensed address to qualify for the refund.

Jason Hill, spokesperson for TV Licensing, said: “We’re encouraging all eligible students to take up the refund, which is quick and easy to apply for. It’s important students buy a TV Licence when starting university to take advantage of the flexible payment options and avoid a fine of up to £1,000.”

You can apply for a TV licence refund online or over the phone. You will need your TV licence details to hand and evidence to show your licence is no longer needed, such as a copy of the end of your tenancy agreement.

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