Thank you for your email regarding the TV License fee for the over 75s.
The decision to stop funding free TV licences for all over 75s from June 2020 is very disappointing.
Television is an important connection with the outside world that informs and entertains and this can be especially true for older people.
As you will be aware, even under the BBC’s current plans, the poorest pensioners will continue to be helped, as the BBC stated that those eligible for Pension Credit will still receive a free TV licence.
I will continue to follow the matter closely and fully support the campaign to reinstate the benefit.
Thank you for contacting me.
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