TV licence fee boost for blind people

editorial image

Anybody in Arbroath who is blind or severely sight-impaired, or lives with someone who is, are being urged to claim their 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 to make sure anyone who is eligible to receive the concession is aware and takes advantage.

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 TV Licence.

Andy Barrick, head of membership and information Services at RNIB, said: “We would encourage blind people to apply for their reduced TV Licence if they haven’t done so.”

Stephen Farmer, spokesperson for TV Licensing Scotland said: “TV Licensing welcomes the chance to work with RNIB to ensure people are aware of the concessions.”

Details are available at or contact TV Licensing on 0300 790 0366.