Students need to be aware of licence laws
TV Licensing is keen to make sure parents of students from Wales heading to university are aware of the laws surrounding a TV licence.
Our research has shown that three-in-five parents and guardians discuss the TV licence with their children.
However, in most cases, students won’t be covered by their parents’ licence so may need to buy their own when they go to university.
A TV licence is needed for watching and recording live television, and since September 2016, watching or downloading BBC programmes on iPlayer.
This applies whether watching on a TV set, laptop, mobile or any other equipment.
A TV licence is valid for a whole year, so students should also be aware that, if they purchase a licence in October, they can apply for a refund of £48.50 when the academic year has finished and they are no longer living in student accommodation but have returned to a licenced address. Many could end up saving some much needed cash.
More information can be found at tvlicensing.co.uk/studentinfo or by speaking to an adviser over the phone on 0300 790 6113. Richard Chapman, TV Licensing South West and Wales
Remember, you even need a licence to watch material on the BBC iPlayer app