Sunderland students due TV licence refund

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STUDENTS in Sunderland are being reminded they can claim a £36.67 refund on their TV Licence.

Students who purchased a TV Licence at the start of the academic year will have a full three months remaining on their licence when they break up for the summer.

To be eligible, students need to have a TV Licence, be leaving their halls or rented accommodation and be moving to a licensed address.

Matt Thompson, spokesman for TV Licensing, said: “We want to help students understand the law when it comes to watching live TV on any device and help them avoid a fine of up to £1000. Reminding them about the refund is part of knowing when you do and don’t need a licence.”

Phil Davis, chairman of the National Association of Student Money Advisers, added: “Getting a refund on the unused three months of a TV licence is an easy step to take.”

To arrange a refund, or for further information, simply visit: www.tvlicensing.co.uk/studentinfo, or call TV Licensing on 0300 790 6113.