Sunderland students can claim £36 back on TV licence

Television licence refund.
Television licence refund.
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UNIVERSITY of Sunderland students who are about to move home are being reminded they may be able to claim a £36 refund on their TV licence.

Students who paid for a licence at the start of the academic year will have a full three months remaining on it and a refund can be claimed for this unused quarter.

To be eligible, students need to have a licence with three months remaining on it, be leaving their halls or rented accommodation and be moving to a licensed address. Students can apply for their refund online or over the phone.

Matthew Thompson, spokesperson for TV Licensing for the North, said: “The student refund is brilliant news for students and we encourage those who bought their licence at the start of the academic year to take advantage of it.

“It is important students buy a TV licence at the earliest opportunity when starting university and take advantage of the flexible payment options available to them.

“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 £1,000.”

To arrange a refund, or for further details, visit:, or call TV Licensing on 0300 790 6113.