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Migrated to the UK? Think You Don’t Need a TV Licence? Think Again!

Migrated to the UK? Think You Don’t Need a TV Licence? Think Again!

It’s easy to assume that if you don’t want or can’t afford a TV, you can just ignore any letters coming from the TV licencing people. 

However, even if you don’t have a TV, you still need to tell the TV licence people you don’t have one. It’s no good telling them that in court; it’s better to not let it get to that point.

A lot of people, especially those who are less familiar with the UK system (e.g. economic migrants and international students) don’t know that they still have to contact the TV licensing people, even if they don’t have a TV.

Also, there are some quite complex rules on what ‘not having a TV means.’ It’s more complicated than it sounds.

So please check it out! 

It’s better to stop ignoring those letters; even if you don’t need to buy a licence, or don’t think you need to buy one, you may have an unpleasant surprise.

By the way, the tone of the letters becomes nastier and more scary over time.

Better get it over and done with then!

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Dexter Sinistri is a famously centrist writer who has worked as a Hollywood correspondent for a number of leading publications since 2005. Though once a photographer, Mr. Sinistri struck out as a writer on all things celebrity, and he likes to consider himself a tremendous asset to Glossy News, though by most accounts, he has fallen somewhat short of this effort.


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