Television licence concessions

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You need a television licence to use any television-receiving equipment including TV set, set-top box, video or DVD recorder, PC or mobile phone to watch or record programmes as they are being broadcasted. This includes foreign broadcasts.

There are television concessions available to:

  • those who are blind or severely sight impaired
  • people who are retired or disabled and live in certain types of accommodation
  • households with a person aged 75 years or over.

Details on the criteria and how to apply are available from TV Licensing (see 'Useful website') – call them on 0300 790 6131.

Find out more

Download a factsheet from Age Scotland partner Age UK.

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