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Below is an overview of the latest government updates. For more detailed information and our guidance, see our Coronavirus Help information

Furlough Scheme and Self-employed Income Support (SEISS)

Housing and evictions

Self-isolation Support and Self-assessment Tax Form

TV Licensing and people who are 75+

The free TV Licence for people aged over +75 came to an end in 2020. However, because of the Covid-19 pandemic, there has been a grace/transition period. This will end on 31 July 2021. 

If you are +75 and get Pension Credit, you can apply for a free license. Otherwise, anyone who watches or records live TV programmes on any channel, or downloads or watches BBC programmes on iPlayer, must be covered by a valid TV licence.

See our TV, Telephone and Broadband Costs guide

Universal Credit

  • The Universal Credit uplift of £20 per week will continue for a further six months(3 March 2021).

Young People

Last updated: 2 July 2021

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