Reminder to claim cut-price TV licence for the blind

BLIND people in the Littlehampton area, or anyone living with someone who is severely sight-impaired, are being encouraged to make sure they are claiming a half-price television licence.

Government agency TV Licensing has joined forces with the Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB) and other organisations across the UK supporting people with sight loss, to make sure all those eligible for the 50 per cent discount are taking advantage of it.

At present, 45 people in the Littlehampton area have a concessionary rate licences, but it is thought there are more who could and should benefit from the reduction.

Live-in carers or family members could also benefit from the concession, as once in place, the licence covers any equipment used to watch or record television at the address, including televisions, laptop and tablet computers and games consoles. A blind concession television licence costs £72.75 for colour and £24.50 for a black-and-white set.

To apply for a concessionary television licence for a blind person, either fill in an online form at or contact TV Licensing on 0300 7906112. For information by email or in Braille, large print or audio, call 0300 5550300.