I moved in my new home in April and started paying a schedule of £5.50 per week. I saw on the schedule paper that I had paid the last of the £5.50's on the 30th October. I reckoned all the payments up and they came to £143.00 - a tv license is £142.50...great thought I, I have paid for the year, I won't have to start paying anything again til next year. How wrong was I...I have recieved a new schedule in the post today which says i'll be paying again from this Friday. Surely I have paid my TV License for the year, so that should be it til next year?
Never pay TV licensing this way as they screw you over and you never stop paying! It is always 6 months in advance whether you like it or not. I would suggest stopping the plan now as you are payed up then saving to pay outright in april.
Thanks for your replies. They're real bastards aren't they? My current license lasts til March next year, so why the heck can't they wait for my payments for license 2010/2011 to start then? Grr, and I thought I might be able to afford Christmas a little more without the TVL to worry about, guess not!