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    • OrganisedNic
    • By OrganisedNic 15th Jun 17, 7:48 PM
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    TV Licensing and akinika debt recovery?
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    • 15th Jun 17, 7:48 PM
    TV Licensing and akinika debt recovery? 15th Jun 17 at 7:48 PM
    Hello all,

    Despite my username, I have managed to fall behind of my TV Licence payments for the last 2 months and received a letter today asking for the overdue amount of £37.62 to be paid by 22nd June.

    Now, I'm already in a DMP in the tens of thousands so this debt of £37.62 seems rather insignificant but I'm aware this is a priority debt and the letter says if I don't pay by 22nd June, it will be passed over to akinika debt recovery limited.

    Has anyone had any experience of dealing with this company?

    I won't be able to pay the amount overdue until the end of the month when I get paid, has anyone had any experience of TV Licencing extending the period to pay without going to debt collection?

    Thanks,
    Nic
    DMP with Stepchange, paid off 6% to date
    Current debt: £49,271.24 £46,474.48
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    • sourcrates
    • By sourcrates 15th Jun 17, 8:00 PM
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    • 15th Jun 17, 8:00 PM
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    Ask them, usually if you talk to people you can pretty much get anything you ask for, within reason.

    Why not arrange to pay via direct debt, you can pay on anyone of 4 dates throughout the month.
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    • fatbelly
    • By fatbelly 16th Jun 17, 6:15 AM
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    • 16th Jun 17, 6:15 AM
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    • 16th Jun 17, 6:15 AM
    Your signature says you started your dmp 2 months ago, and now you are 2 months in arrears with your priority payments.

    It sounds like your dmp is set too high, or is just the wrong strategy for you
    • EssexHebridean
    • By EssexHebridean 19th Jun 17, 12:11 PM
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    • 19th Jun 17, 12:11 PM
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    • 19th Jun 17, 12:11 PM
    I'll second the suggestion to set up your TV license payments by DD - just be sure to go for the monthly option as paying by DD quarterly costs a fee I believe.
    MORTGAGE FREE 30/09/2016
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    • glentoran99
    • By glentoran99 19th Jun 17, 12:12 PM
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    • 19th Jun 17, 12:12 PM
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    • 19th Jun 17, 12:12 PM
    or stop paying it and "stop" watching live tv
    • EssexHebridean
    • By EssexHebridean 19th Jun 17, 4:20 PM
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    • 19th Jun 17, 4:20 PM
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    • 19th Jun 17, 4:20 PM
    or stop paying it and "stop" watching live tv
    Originally posted by glentoran99
    Not just live TV now though remember - iPlayer also requires a license.
    MORTGAGE FREE 30/09/2016
    Sainsbugs 0% card: 22/12/16 £1229.00/£504.92 (29/08/17)
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