Dealing with your priority debts

​TV licence

TV licence arrears are a priority payment because you can be fined in the sheriff court if you do not have a licence. In Your budget, put these payments under Your outgoings. If you are contacted by TV Licensing or are being prosecuted for not having a licence, it is a good idea to buy a licence as soon as possible. You should send a copy of the licence to the court to help your case. It is also a good idea to plead guilty to not having a licence and explain the reasons why (even if this is just that you simply forgot).

Remember: even if you have to pay a fine for not having a licence, you still need to buy a licence as well.

Find the easiest way to pay your TV licence

Court fines if you already have a fine for not paying your TV licence.