TV Licence Concessions are available

Published: 19/08/16

TV Licensing is working to ensure you know the different ways to pay for a TV Licence and concessions available for anyone aged over 75.

Anyone aged 75 or over is eligible for a free TV Licence for their main address.  Eligible people can register online at The free licence will cover all the equipment in the property, meaning family or carers living in the same home could also benefit.

You need a TV Licence if you wish to watch or record television programmes as they’re being shown on TV. This includes the use of devices such as a TV, computer, mobile phone, games console, digital box or DVD/VHS recorder.

You don’t need a TV Licence if you have a digital box used to produce sounds only and provided that it can’t display TV programmes.

You can also get a 50% reduction on the TV Licence fee if you’re blind or severely sight impaired. Your licence will also cover anyone who lives with you. People who are partially sighted or sight-impaired do not qualify for a 50% blind concession.

A blind concession TV Licence costs £72.75 for colour and £24.50 for a black and white TV Licence.

To find out more information on entitlement and how to apply for a blind concession TV Licence log on to

TV Licensing would always prefer people to be properly licensed rather than risk a fine of up to £1000. For more information, ways to pay, eligibility or you want to buy a TV Licence, please call 0300 790 6115 or visit

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