TV Licensing is speaking your language
TV Licensing is running an information campaign in Worcester
over the next few weeks to raise awareness in all communities in
the area of the need for a TV licence. The campaign - during
which TV Licensing will contact a number of local organisations
ranging from businesses and councils through to libraries and
community groups - highlights TV Licensing’s range of multi-lingual
leaflets, the languages information is available in online and the
telephone translation service.
TV Licensing wants to help everyone to
understand the law - if people are caught watching TV without being
correctly licensed they risk prosecution and a fine of up to £1,000
– and how they can pay for a licence.
Leaflets are available in 18 different
languages, and there are 16 different language pages on the website
including French, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Arabic,
Bengali, Cantonese, Greek, Gujurati, Hindi, Punjabi, Somali,
Turkish, Welsh and Urdu.
TV Licensing also offers a translation service
over the phone for anyone calling who does not have English as a
first language. The service means that people can buy their
licence, or ask for further information in over 180 languages, with
an interpreter available within 60 seconds of the call being
answered. If people have any questions about TV Licensing and
would like to speak to someone in their own language, they should
call 0300 790 6044.
There are many ways to pay for a TV Licence
including direct debit, credit or debit card over the telephone,
online at http://www.tvlicensing.co.uk/,
at PayPoint outlets or by post. It is also possible to spread the
cost of a TV Licence (currently £145.50 for a colour licence) by
signing up for a TV Licensing payment card.
How the translation service works
The caller explains to the TV Licensing
adviser that they require an interpreter and tells them the
language they speak. The word 'interpreter' is universal and will
be understood by the adviser immediately.
The TV Licensing adviser contacts the
interpreting service, and then sets up a three-way conversation
with the relevant interpreter, the adviser and the
People wishing to use the translation
service can do so by calling TV Licensing on 0300 790
To order TV Licensing leaflets in foreign
languages please contact us on 01564 829 024