TV Licensing – Over 75s June Update

TV Licensing – Over 75s June Update

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In August 2020, there was a policy change to the TV Licence for those over 75 and free
licences were no longer funded by the government from this date. However, anyone aged
75 or over and receiving Pension Credit is now eligible to apply for a free TV Licence.
Since then, more than 9 out of 10 of these households have now made arrangements for a
free or paid licence or updated us on changes in their circumstances. We are enormously
grateful for the high level of support that over 75s customers have shown for the licence fee.
As we have now reached a situation where over 75s households are in line with the general
population, in early July TV Licensing is writing to customers they are yet to hear from to
explain the extended transition period we put in place due to Covid will end on 31 July.

The letter will include information about the simple steps to take to get set up and
make clear that advice and support are on-hand should people need it.
TV Licensing will be hosting zoom meetings for community groups and charities to get up to
speed with the latest updates and what this will mean for your clients. In the meeting we will
cover:
• TV Licence basics
• Over 75 policy change
• Flexible payment plans
• Concessions
• Vulnerable customers
• Supporting materials available
Please note: This meeting is available for staff and volunteers of the community groups so
they can relay information to their service users.
We can arrange this for any date and time that suits you so please get in touch if you are
interested.
To Book: Email daniel.cooper@bbc.co.uk or call 07756 215298

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