Friday, July 10, 2020

Hurting the elderly

The BBC is to go ahead with a plan to end free TV licences for over-75s. That means more than three million households will be asked to start paying the £157.50 fee from 1 August. Only those who receive the Pension Credit benefit will be exempt.
Age UK charity director Caroline Abrahams said, "Everyone needs to understand that under the BBC's scheme many hundreds of thousands of the poorest pensioners will be facing a bill they will simply be unable to afford to pay," she said.

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