Blind people can save money on their TV licence

Published: 21 Apr 2014 12:30

ANYBODY in Bracknell, Wokingham, Ascot and the surrounding area who is blind or severely sight-impaired, or lives with someone who is, can claim a 50 per cent reduction in the cost of their annual TV Licence.

According to figures released by TV Licensing on Thursday, more than 40 Bracknell households and 20 homes in Wokingham were among 37,400 blind concessionary licences issued in the UK last year.

A blind concession TV Licence costs £72.75 for colour and £24.50 for a black and white TV Licence.

Martin Dyan, fromr TV Licensing London and South East, said: “If you live with someone who is severely sight-impaired, they are entitled to a blind concession TV Licence which is half the price of a full fee licence.

“TV Licensing welcomes the chance to work with RNIB to ensure people are aware of the concession they may be entitled to.”

Andy Barrick, Head of Membership and Information Services at RNIB, added anyone who has a full fee TV Licence in their name can transfer the licence to the name of the person who is severely sight-impaired living with them.

To do this, fill in the form available at tvlicensing.co.uk/blind or contact TV Licensing on 0300 790 0366.

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