Validity of a licence:
A television licence is paid in advance every year. When a new TV set is bought, say, in July 2019, a pro-rata TV licence fee is payable and the licence is valid until 30 September 2019. A TV licence is valid for a period of 12 months for existing sets.
Cancelling a licence:
One no longer requires a licence on selling or otherwise disposing of one’s TV set(s); HOWEVER the NBC MUST be notified of the changed circumstances making possession of a TV licence unnecessary. No licence is cancelled while moneys are still outstanding on an account. All arrears and applicable penalties become payable if one is found in possession of a television set after cancellation of one’s licence.