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Cash-strapped students could receive £50 TV Licence refund

Lancashire university students could be eligible for a refund on their TV licence. (s)
Lancashire university students could be eligible for a refund on their TV licence. (s)
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More than 72,000 university students in Lancashire could be eligible for a £50 TV Licence refund.

Cash-strapped students who are leaving their halls or rented accommodation this summer and moving to a licensed address could claim for any full months left on their current licence.

Since April 2017, the methods of calculating refunds has changed.

This means students who bought a TV licence last October and moved out at the end of their academic year could receive £50 for the remaining months which will go unused.

Matthew Thompson, spokesperson for TV Licensing, said: “We’re encouraging all eligible students to take up the refund, which is quick and easy to apply for. It’s important students buy a TV Licence when starting university to take advantage of the flexible payment options and avoid a fine of up to £1,000.”

Apply for the refund at www.tvlicensing.co.uk/studentinfo or on 0300 790 6113 by providing the details of your TV licence and evidence to show it is no longer needed, such as a copy of the end of tenancy agreement.