The law is changing. From 1 September 2016 you'll need a TV Licence to watch or download BBC programmes on demand, including catch up TV, on BBC iPlayer. Find out more
If you watch or record television programmes as they're being shown on TV or an online TV service in your room, flat or bungalow, you'll need to make sure you're covered by a TV Licence. This is the case whether you use a TV, computer, mobile phone or any other device.
You may be able to get a concession on your licence. Please check the table below to see if you are eligible.
You'll need one of these licences:
|Accommodation for residential care (ARC) Concessionary TV Licence||
This costs £7.50 per room, flat or bungalow.
Both you and your accommodation must qualify. You can check below to see if you are eligible. Please speak to your care home managers to find out if your accommodation qualifies. They are responsible for arranging this type of licence.
|Or a full fee TV Licence for your room, flat or bungalow||
This costs £145.50 for colour or £49.00 for black and white.
You’ll need one of these if neither you nor your care home qualifies for an ARC Concessionary licence. First though, see if you can get a concession.
You must be 60 years old or over. If you’re in paid work, this must be for no more than 15 hours per week. You can only work for more than 15 hours per week if you’ve had an ARC Concessionary TV Licence since 31 March 2004.
|Or disabled||You must have substantially impaired sight, hearing or speech, a mental disorder or be substantially physically disabled by illness, any impairment present from birth or otherwise.|
|And living in an eligible accommodation||Please speak to your administrators to find out if your accommodation qualifies for this licence.|
|74 years old||
You can get a short term TV Licence to cover you until your 75th birthday.
|75 years old or over||
You may be eligible for a free TV Licence.
|Blind (severely sight impaired)||
You may qualify for a 50% concession.
|You’ve already paid for a TV Licence and now qualify for an ARC Concessionary TV Licence||
Please ask your care home manager to send these details to:
If you have any questions about the ARC Concessionary TV Licence, please contact us: