I’m Ready. How Do I Tell Them I Want To Cancel?
Great news. The more people who cancel then the quicker this ridiculous tax will be abolished.
Now you have 2 or 3 things you need to…
1 Cancel The Direct Debit.
If you pay by direct debit the first thing to do is cancel it, even if you are due a refund you should do this first. Sometimes the people at tv licensing can have some ‘administration errors’ and you can continue to be billed even though you cancelled. If you kill the DD first that can’t happen.
2 Call Them
Here is the number you need 0300 790 6165
They will ask why you want to cancel, if you have read this website you will have the answers to that question. You no longer watch live TV, you plan to watch everything you want to watch on catchup services, but you will never use BBC iPlayer.
They should process everything for you there, many people are telling me that they are quite friendly on the phone lately. Hopefully you may even get a refund.
3 Fill In The Form Online
Here is the link you need Tv Licence No Longer Needed Form
They may well have processed everything for you on the phone, if you trust them then thats ok you don’t need to do this bit. But you should anyway, it will only take a couple of minutes to complete and you will get an email confirmation of your declaration of no longer needing a tv licence.