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Television Licences: Older People

Question for Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

UIN 266723, tabled on 19 June 2019

To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, whether a person over the age of 75 who is in receipt of pension credit and living with a spouse who is under the age of 75 will have to pay for a TV licence.

Answered on

24 June 2019

The BBC is responsible for the administration of the over 75 licence fee concession from June 2020. It has said that any household with someone aged over 75 who receives Pension Credit will be eligible for a free TV licence funded by the BBC from 01 June 2020.

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