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Communications Act 2003

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365TV licence fees

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(1)A person to whom a TV licence is issued shall be liable to pay—

(a)on the issue of the licence (whether initially or by way of renewal), and

(b)in such other circumstances as regulations made by the Secretary of State may provide,

such sum (if any) as may be provided for by any such regulations.

(2)Sums which a person is liable to pay by virtue of regulations under subsection (1) must be paid to the BBC and are to be recoverable by them accordingly.

(3)The BBC are entitled, in such cases as they may determine, to make refunds of sums received by them by virtue of regulations under this section.

(4)Regulations under this section may include provision—

(a)for the means by which an entitlement to a concession must be established; and

(b)for the payment of sums by means of an instalment scheme set out in the regulations.

(5)The reference to a concession in subsection (4) is a reference to any concession under which a person is, on the satisfaction of specified requirements—

(a)exempted from the liability to pay a sum in respect of a TV licence; or

(b)required to pay only a reduced sum in respect of such a licence.

(6)The consent of the Treasury shall be required for the making of any regulations under this section by the Secretary of State.

(7)Subject to subsection (8), sums received by the BBC by virtue of any regulations under this section must be paid into the Consolidated Fund.

(8)The BBC may retain, out of the sums received by them by virtue of regulations under this section, any sums they require for making refunds of sums so received.

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