TV licence question

I didn't have a licence for years as never watched live TV but Virgin offered me a package with TV and broadband for £26. That seemed reasonable so I took it and got a licence.

My licence was due to renew and I realised I've watched live TV about twice in the last year so I didn't renew it. I've unhooked my TV box and rang Virgin to cancel TV.

It's mid-contract but as prices are rising by £4 I was allowed to change my contract. However if I just get broadband it'll be £40 a month (going up to £44) as opposed to £26 (going up to £30). This seemed stupid so I've left it as it is.

I just wanted any advice about whether this will cause me any problems with TV licencing. 


  • cx6
    cx6 Posts: 1,176 Forumite
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    edited 9 February 2022 at 4:34PM
    If you don't watch or record live TV or use the iPlayer you don't need a licence. 'Watch or record' is the key. You don't have to 'cancel' anything at the Virgin end.
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