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Television licencing (FOI)

Television licencing (FOI)

Produced by the Freedom of Information office
Authored by Government of Jersey and published on 16 July 2019.
Prepared internally, no external costs.



With regard to the subsidised TV Licence for the elderly in Jersey over the age of 75 years old, I would like to know the annual cost to fund this subsidy over the past three years?


I would also like to know why all residents in Jersey are forced to pay for a TV Licence, when in recent years this Service Fee has been reclassified as a UK Tax within the UK Parliament and the Office for National Statistics?


I would finally like to know what the Legal status is for a Jersey Resident when forced to pay any Tax issued in the UK for goods and services such as the BBC World Wide Service?



2016 - £275K as per the annual report which can be viewed at the following link:

2016 annual report

2017 -  £258K as per the annual report which can be viewed at the following link:

2017 annual report

2018 - £276K (annual report not yet available).

B and C

Please see information in response to a previous Freedom of Information request at the following link:

TV Licencing (FOI)

Further information is also available within another Freedom of Information response at the following link:

TV licencing requirements (FOI)

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