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Author: TV licensing
Published on 28 November 2013 09:00 AM

TV Licensing and Age Scotland are reminding any one in Scotland celebrating their 75th birthday in the next 12 months that they will be entitled to claim a free TV Licence on this landmark birthday.

Anyone aged 75 or over is eligible for a free TV Licence for their main address. There are currently almost four million free TV Licences in force.  With over 4.9 million adults over the age of 75 living in the UK, TV Licensing is encouraging those eligible for the concession to apply online or by phone on 0300 790 6073.

The free licence will cover all the equipment in the property, meaning family or carers living in the same home will also benefit, even if they are watching on devices such as laptops, tablets and smartphones. Anyone aged 74 or over can begin planning for the concession immediately by applying for a short-term licence which will last between one and 11 months.

Age Scotland spokesperson Doug Anthoney said: “The provision of a free TV Licence is a valuable concession which is very welcome to many at a time when the cost of living continues to rise. We would encourage everyone who is eligible to ensure they enjoy the benefit.”

Applications for a free TV Licence can be made online at or by calling 0300 790 6073.

For more information: Call the Age Scotland helpline: 0800 12 44 222