Students in TV licence break boost

Edinburgh students going off on their summer holidays from halls and rented accommodation are being advised that they could be entitled to a refund of almost £37 on their annual TV licence.

Many students moving back to their parents’ home will no longer need their own TV licence over the holidays and, if there are three full calendar months before their college-time licence expires and the home they are moving to for the holidays is licensed, students are entitled to a refund for the unused quarter.

A colour TV licence bought in October last year would mean they could receive a refund of £36.37.

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Fergus Reid, of TV Licensing Scotland, said: “With the end of term on the horizon and the summer holidays fast approaching, it’s great news for students who bought a TV licence last September or October to know they can claim some cash back.

“As well as reminding students they need to be correctly licensed, we also want to remind them to take advantage of the refund before they move back home for the summer.”