TV licence

Over-75s free licence fee transition period ends

Brits over the age of 75 must now pay for TV licences after the transition period has ended. The BBC controversially announced the end of the free benefit for pensioners in mid-2019, but delayed the move in mid-2020. However, as of August 1, thousands of Brits over the age of 75 will require a £159-per-year […]

BBC sets out launch plan for limited free licence for over-75s

UK public broadcaster the BBC is to launch its delayed licence fee scheme for the over 75s in August, giving a free licence to senior citizens who receive Pension Credit rather than the current blanket free licence provided to all in that age group. The BBC Board has confirmed it will begin the new scheme […]

BBC iPlayer licence fee ‘loophole’ to close in September

Changes to UK law that will require people to buy a TV Licence to watch programmes on-demand from the BBC iPlayer are due to be brought in on September 1. The move comes after the government said it would “modernise the current licence fee system” and close the ‘iPlayer loophole’ as part of its White […]

400k UK homes tell BBC they don’t need licence

The Times has reported that the number of UK homes that have told public broadcaster the BBC they do not need a TV licence now exceeds 400,000 with the newspaper saying that consumers accessing iPlayer and other catch-up services is driving the number up. The newspaper received the figures following a Freedom of Information request, […]