Kate G. asked:: "A TV License??"
You must have a TV License in the UK if you watch or record programmes on a TV, computer or other device as they're broadcast. A TV license (or broadcast receiving license) is mainly used to fund the BBC.
The cost per household is £145.50 (£49 for black and white tv sets) per year. You can pay weekly, monthly, quarterly or yearly.
You can be fined up to £1,000 if you watch or record live television without a TV License.
When I first moved here I thought this was the dumbest tax I had ever heard of. I still think that. But, along with the license you receive all the BBC channels/radio stations and a handful of other channels. It's like basic cable accept they make you pay for it. We could just not have a TV, computer, tablet or mobile in the home. Don't think I haven't considered it! Now it is just part of our budget and I don't notice.
I don't want you to be fined so when you move to the UK you must obtain a TV License ASAP.
You can get one here::
ps. There are some great discussions/comments on my Facebook page about this. Great insight!