Events commemorating the Queen's Platinum Jubilee will not need a TV licence if they intend to broadcast the BBC's coverage.

The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee TV licence dispensation will allow those celebrating at events in town halls, community centres and streets across Britain, where TV is not usually watched, to screen the live programmes throughout the weekend without needing to purchase a licence.

A BBC spokesman said: "Throughout 2022, events and initiatives will take place to mark the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee.
"We know that many communities will come together to mark this historic occasion and during the bank holiday weekend, the BBC is offering local communities a special one-off TV Licence dispensation.
"Celebratory events will take place throughout the weekend and the Platinum Party at the Palace, a special live event that will bring together some of the world’s biggest entertainers on Saturday 4 June, will be broadcast live on the BBC.

"By law, if live television or BBC iPlayer is viewed on any premises, those premises must be covered by a valid TV Licence. However, in exceptional circumstances, the BBC can grant a dispensation for the temporary viewing of television, so long as the viewing is for the sole purpose of screening an event which is judged by the BBC to be of national importance.

"The BBC considers that the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee is such an event."