Martin Lewis: The money saving expert revealed you could be owed hundreds from your TV licence (Image: ITV/Getty Images)
Martin Lewis, 46, shared his money saving deals on This Morning today - and highlighted how to get a potentially huge refund on the TV licence.Explaining who is eligible, he said: “A standard colour TV licence costs £150.50 a year for most people, but if you’re aged 75 or over (or you know someone who is) then you don’t have to pay this (though some choose to on principle because they want to support the BBC).“But as TV licences automatically renew every year, you need to actively stop it when you turn 75 – so if you’re 74 now remember to tell TV licencing to stop taking the fee when you turn 75, otherwise they’ll continue to.”He then detailed how to claim the money back, and said: “So if you have been paying and don’t want to, you can claim the money back, and get it back dated to 1 November 2000 – the date that free licences for over-75s were introduced.
To reclaim call TV Licensing on 0300 790 6130 or go online to TV Licensing. You'll need your national insurance number, name, address and date of birth
Martin Lewis, Money Saving Expert
“And data obtained under the Freedom of Information Act shows just under £38 million has been reclaimed in the past three years, with over £14 million refunded in 2017/18 alone.
“To reclaim call TV Licensing on 0300 790 6130 or go online to TV Licensing. You'll need your national insurance number, name, address and date of birth, and TV Licensing will work out the exact amount you're owed and pay you via bank transfer or cheque.
“You can also claim for a licence holder if you have Power of Attorney for them, or if they have