Make the switch to online
Homeowners in Renfrewshire are being encouraged to go paperless by managing their TV licence online.
The number of people in the area receiving their TV licence by email has jumped by almost 20 per cent (19 per cent) in the past year.
Money Advice Scotland is providing its top reasons for switching to digital.
The charity said that going paperless allows people to manage their licences online, significantly cutting down on paper and providing another resource to help manage funds.
Fergus Reid, spokesperson for TV Licensing, said: “As people continue to manage more and more elements of their lives online such as banking, household bills and shopping, it makes sense that they should also go digital with their TV licence.
“It allows people to keep on top of their licences without the hassle of keeping hard copies of paperwork.”
Yvonne Macdermid, chief executive at Money Advice Scotland, said: “Money Advice Scotland welcomes the move to paperless licences, which for many people in Scotland will enable them to keep track of their licence in a secure way.
“However, for some parts of the population who do not have access to email, a conventional method of purchasing and receiving a licence in the post needs to be retained.”
To make the switch, visit www.tvlicensing.co.uk