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Newsletter copy TV Licensing – Over 75 changes Zoom Meetings

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 2021. 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.