TV Licence alert: Britons urged to look out for letter as over 75s will need to pay

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The TV licence fee must be met by anyone who wishes to watch live television in the home, regardless of whether this is on the BBC or not. A standard TV Licence currently costs £159, and Britons can pay in a number of ways including via Direct Debit. Previously, the TV Licence was free for all over 75s, however, following a change in August 2020, this entitlement was removed.

Britons should therefore be looking out for a letter which will tell them more about the TV Licence arrangement.

The BBC says it will confirm the extended transition period put into place due to the pandemic is finishing at the end of the month.

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The letter is to also contain details of the steps Britons will need to take to set up a TV Licence.

Details about Pension Credit will also be included, alongside guidance on whether someone is eligible for a free licence. 

It stated: “These were promised at the beginning of this process but can now take place, subject to any further COVID-19 restrictions, and will begin in the autumn.”

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However, some have seen this as a method of enforcement, and have hit back against the idea.

Dennis Reed, director of the Silver Voices campaign group, said: “Clearly, the BBC is not going to do anything other than enforce the licence fee. 

“It is now time for the Government to act. I’m sure they don’t want to see senior citizens in their 80s and 90s, who have paid tax throughout their lives, fined up to £1,000 and carted off to jail.”

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In July, the BBC says it will also be contacting licence holders regarding the annual renewal process.

Those who have joined the 75+ Plan or who are paying via direct debit, and those who have a free licence are to be sent their new licence automatically. 

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