Free and discounted TV licences

If you, or the person you care for, are 75 or over make sure you apply for a free TV licence.

You need a TV licence to watch or record live TV on any channel and to watch any BBC programmes on iPlayer. 

Check if you need one on the TV licensing website

Free TV licences

You can apply online for a free TV licence if you are 75 or older on the TV licensing website. You can also apply by phone: 0300 790 6117

Find out more about how to get a free or discounted TV licence on

Be aware that the government funded, free over 75 TV Licence scheme is being replaced on 1 June 2020. 

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Discounted TV licences

If you are blind or in residential care you can get a discount on your TV licence.

Find out more on how to get a free or discounted TV licence on

Date revised: 03/02/2020