Leeds students urged to apply for summer TV licence refund

Students at Leeds's three universities could be in for a windfall this summer if they apply for a refund on their TV licence.

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TV Licensing is reminding anyone leaving their rented accommodation over the holidays that they could be eligible for a £36 rebate on the time they are not in residence.

To qualify for the reimbursement scheme, students must have bought a TV licence in September and have three months remaining on it, and must be moving out of their accommodation to a new address.

A licence can also be transferred between two rental properties if a student is planning to stay on during the summer.

Matthew Thompson, spokesperson for TV Licensing Yorkshire, said:

“The student refund is brilliant news for students and we encourage those who bought their licence at the start of the academic year to claim the refund they’re entitled to. For those who aren’t moving back home for the summer, they can easily transfer their licence to their new student digs.

“It’s important students buy a TV licence at the earliest opportunity when starting university if they want the peace of mind of being able to watch whenever they want and to be eligible for the refund. They can also take advantage of our flexible payment options. We want to help students understand the law when it comes to watching live TV on any device so they can avoid the risk of a fine of up to £1,000.”

A TV licence is needed to watch live programmes on a laptop, games console or tablet, but is not necessary for catch-up shows.

To arrange a refund or change address, simply visit: www.tvlicensing.co.uk/studentinfo, or call TV Licensing on 0300 790 6113.