Deal of the day - Over-75s can watch TV for free

Deal of the day - Over-75s can watch TV for free

TV Licensing and Age UK have joined forces to remind anyone celebrating their 75th birthday in the next 12 months that they are entitled to claim a free TV Licence on this landmark birthday.

Anyone aged 75 or over is granted a free TV Licence for their main address and over 4 million people across the UK already enjoy the benefits of the concession.

The free licence is not granted automatically

The number of people aged 75 and over has increased by 89 per cent since 1974, with this age group now making up 8 per cent of the UK population. Comedian Bill Oddie, football manager Sir Alex Ferguson and Rolling Stones drummer Charlie Watts will all be celebrating their 75th birthdays in 2016

Jason Hill, TV Licensing spokesperson, says: "The free licence is not granted automatically so those who are eligible should apply and get in touch with TV Licensing directly.

"Customers with a free TV Licence are also reminded to contact us if there is a change to their name, address or telephone details."

You can apply online here or by calling 0300 790 6073. In addition, if you live with someone aged over 75, their free licence will cover all viewing in the property, meaning you could also benefit, whatever your age.

  • For other ways over-60s can save, click here.