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TV Licences: what you need to know


With the TV Licence fee due to rise in April 2024, this article explains when a Licence is required and how to claim discounts for certain sight impairments, disabilities or if you are aged 75+ and receiving pension credit. You will need a Licence if you watch or record live TV on any channel or service, or if you use BBC iPlayer. Included here is information about concessions and discounts that may be available to you, along with tips on how to claim discounts as well as helpful resources and contact details.


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The cost of a TV Licence, what this entitles you to access, and what VI and age-related discounts are available

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  • Iona

    Iona is originally from England, but now lives on the North-West coast of Scotland. She worked for the NHS for 20 years and now tutors for an online college in Counselling Skills and Psychology. Her interests include reading, writing, wildlife, nature, music, art and volunteering.

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