Important notice from the BBC about TV licences for people aged 75 or over

General notice

Since 1 August 2020[1] people aged 75 or over have been entitled to a free TV licence if they receive Pension Credit. However, if you had a free TV licence immediately before then, we extended its validity[2] until it was replaced or cancelled. This notice confirms that those licences are cancelled as from 31 July 2021, which is when the transition period for the new policy ends.

Issued by the BBC 29 July 2021


[1] The entitlement to free TV licences for people aged 75 or over receiving Pension Credit is found in the BBC’s Determination made under section 365A of the Communications Act 2003 dated 28 June 2019: see at https://www.bbc.com/aboutthebbc/reports/consultation/age-related-tv-licence-policy

[2] https://www.bbc.com/aboutthebbc/reports/consultation/age-related-tv-licence-policy under “Read the important update”.

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