Over 5,000 households across Banbridge are part of a UK-wide initiative by TV Licensing to deliver better value for the Licence Fee payer, by reducing the number of paper TV Licences issued.
With the cost of the Licence Fee frozen until 2016, the amount people pay for a TV Licence has not changed since 2011.
TV Licensing has written to more than 14 million Direct Debit customers letting them know they will no longer receive an annual paper licence as long as they automatically renew and pay on time.
These changes mean it’s important customers notify TV Licensing if they move house or change their personal details.
Mark Sterling, spokesperson for TV Licensing, said: “We’re always looking to increase efficiencies to deliver better value for the Licence Fee payer. By not issuing the annual paper licence to Direct Debit customers TV Licensing will have saved around £5m from the start of the initiative. Those customers won’t require a paper licence until 2016 as we know their property is correctly licensed.”