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    • Cvxvfvfgcf
    • By Cvxvfvfgcf 12th Apr 19, 11:28 AM
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    Forgot to pay TV licence if I back date it 1 month online will I get in trouble?
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    • 12th Apr 19, 11:28 AM
    Forgot to pay TV licence if I back date it 1 month online will I get in trouble? 12th Apr 19 at 11:28 AM
    Forgot to buy TV license wondering if I back date it online when buying will that be okay? Or is that going to me in bother?
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    • Hasbeen
    • By Hasbeen 12th Apr 19, 11:36 AM
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    • 12th Apr 19, 11:36 AM
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    • 12th Apr 19, 11:36 AM
    Forgot to buy TV license wondering if I back date it online when buying will that be okay? Or is that going to me in bother?
    Originally posted by Cvxvfvfgcf
    With good behaviour you will be out of prison within 6 months.

    No. Just go ahead and renew it on the official GOV site not the spam ones. If it renews back a month fine if not renew from today. Try Direct Debit?

    https://www.gov.uk/tv-licence
    • Cornucopia
    • By Cornucopia 12th Apr 19, 11:40 AM
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    • 12th Apr 19, 11:40 AM
    If the same details are entered, it will probably back-date automatically.

    Not paying is not the offence, anyway.
    I'm a Board Guide on the Phones & TV, Techie Stuff, In My Home,
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    • couriervanman
    • By couriervanman 12th Apr 19, 11:41 AM
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    • 12th Apr 19, 11:41 AM
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    • 12th Apr 19, 11:41 AM
    As above it backdates automatically
    • Cvxvfvfgcf
    • By Cvxvfvfgcf 12th Apr 19, 11:47 AM
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    • 12th Apr 19, 11:47 AM
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    • 12th Apr 19, 11:47 AM
    It's a new licence it just slipped my mind
    • Hasbeen
    • By Hasbeen 12th Apr 19, 11:49 AM
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    • 12th Apr 19, 11:49 AM
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    • 12th Apr 19, 11:49 AM
    It's a new licence it just slipped my mind
    Originally posted by Cvxvfvfgcf
    Just use link and buy if its a new one. no worries. be happy. LOL
    • Cornucopia
    • By Cornucopia 12th Apr 19, 12:39 PM
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    • 12th Apr 19, 12:39 PM
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    • 12th Apr 19, 12:39 PM
    It's about this stage in proceedings that I have to say that MSE doesn't encourage people not to pay their TV Licences if they need one.

    However, it's also an interesting example of how, if TV Licensing were a bit less menacing, then someone in the OP's situation could simply contact them and get a backdated Licence without fearing that it might trigger some kind of enforcement action against them.
    I'm a Board Guide on the Phones & TV, Techie Stuff, In My Home,
    The Money Savers Arms and Food Shopping boards. I'm a volunteer to help the boards run smoothly, and I can move and merge threads there. Any views (especially those on the UK TV Licence) are mine and not the official line of moneysavingexpert.com.

    Board guides are not moderators. If you spot an inappropriate or illegal post then please report it to forumteam@moneysavingexpert.com
    • HWW
    • By HWW 12th Apr 19, 4:37 PM
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    • 12th Apr 19, 4:37 PM
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    • 12th Apr 19, 4:37 PM
    It's about this stage in proceedings that I have to say that MSE doesn't encourage people not to pay their TV Licences if they need one.

    However, it's also an interesting example of how, if TV Licensing were a bit less menacing, then someone in the OP's situation could simply contact them and get a backdated Licence without fearing that it might trigger some kind of enforcement action against them.
    Originally posted by Cornucopia
    Unfortunately, the BBC & their greedy Capita enforcers - have a George Orwell 1984 mind-set. "If in doubt, include a threat or two, when after the public's hard earned money"
    Councils tend to do the same. Then wonder why it puts decent folks backs up...
    But just so long as the Peons pay.........
    • MusicMusic1968
    • By MusicMusic1968 14th Apr 19, 4:12 PM
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    • 14th Apr 19, 4:12 PM
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    • 14th Apr 19, 4:12 PM
    If you register your mobile phone number with tv licencing it sends you a text reminder if your payment is late. It happened to me the other month when I wasnt well I simply forgot my monthly payment and I received a text reminder a couple days after the date. I chose to pay monthly. Just contact them and explain it should be fine. Its not like you refuse you just forgot.
    Last edited by MusicMusic1968; 14-04-2019 at 4:20 PM.
    • Leggitte
    • By Leggitte 16th Apr 19, 9:50 AM
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    Please be aware that you only need TV Licensing if you watch or record live TV programmes on any channel, or download or watch BBC programmes on iPlayer.
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