The BBC has launched a public consultation on age-related TV licence policy

We’re consulting on what we should do from 2020 about free TV licences for people over 75.

Today people over 75 are entitled to receive a free TV licence, but UK Government funding for this concession is coming to an end in 2020. We want to know your views about what we should do in the future.

Please read this consultation document before responding. This sets out possible options for the future along with some specific questions to help you respond. You may also want to read the accompanying equality impact assessment.

You may also find it useful to read the report prepared by an external economics consultancy, Frontier Economics. This provides some detailed analysis on possible ways to approach the new decision the BBC has to make. In addition, Frontier Economics published a related discussion paper which discusses the changing landscape since 2000, intergenerational fairness and the changing financial context.

When you're ready to take part, click the 'have your say' button below and you’ll be taken to our online questionnaire.


We would really welcome your co-operation in using the online questionnaire wherever possible to respond to this consultation. This is because we want to be able, as effectively as possible, to conduct analysis of the potentially large number of individual responses as part of this consultation, and using the online questionnaire will support this.

If that is not possible, please ring 0800 232 1382 to request paper copies of this document and questionnaire with a freepost envelope to take part. Paper copies are also available in different formats, including in Braille, Welsh, and in an audio version. If it is not possible to respond using our questionnaire, you can write to us at Freepost, BBC Consultation. We will accept responses in any reasonable formats.

Organisations: to have your say please follow the Guidance for Organisations.

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