TV licensing reduction for sight-impaired


Sight-impaired locals are being encouraged to claim a 50 per cent reduction in the cost of their annual TV Licence.

TV Licensing has been working with RNIB and groups which support people who are severely sight-impaired across the UK to make sure anyone who is eligible to receive the concession is aware and takes advantage of the reduced licence fee.

Last year, more than 37,400 blind concessionary licences were issued in the UK, including 40 in Deeside.

Live-in carers or family members could also benefit from the concession.

A blind concession TV licence costs £72.75 for colour and £24.50 for a black and white one

Stephen Farmer, spokesperson for TV Licensing Scotland, 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 one.

“This will cover you, as well as anyone else living in your household. There are also many ways to pay - online with a debit or credit card, monthly or quarterly direct debit, over-the-counter and by phone or post.”

Those who use a digital box used to produce sounds only, would not require a TV licence. Anyone who does not watch or record live TV can let TV Licensing know by completing an online declaration at