#Law Reform
Jeremy Hunt MP (Culture, media and sport)
United Kingdom

Currently concessionary television license fee of £72.75 is provided for Blind/severely sight impaired persons reflecting limited use of services.

Deaf/blind and or severely sight impaired persons do not benefit from recognition to additional restrictions to use of television services.

Neither the BBC nor Licensing Board are responsible for setting license fee's and concessions. This falls within government policy. It is discriminatory to offer one section of society concessionary rates and recognition for partial use of service but not make additional concession for enhanced limitation of use through hearing and sight loss.

The government is responsible for adhering to equal rights and disability recognition, this petition urges the government to create an appropriate system of license fee's to reflect this.

Dual loss of hearing and vision (or part sightedness) is not recognised in many aspects of daily life including television licensing.

Blind/part sighted persons benefit from concessionary fee's in recognition to reduced access to television services, deaf/blind and or part sighted persons with additional limitations do not benefit from additional reduction of fee's to reflect further limited use.

I hereby request the government make inclusion for deaf/blindness or part sightedness of the main householder and establish a concession or exemption to reflect the extreme difficulty and limitation of any part of television use by deaf/blind or part sighted persons.

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The TV License Concession or exemption for Deaf/Blind or part sighted people petition to Jeremy Hunt MP (Culture, media and sport) was written by beth greene and is in the category Law Reform at GoPetition.