Many of my constituents have written to me with serious concerns about the potential loss of free TV licences for the over-75s – I raised these concerns in Parliament on Wednesday during the opposition day debate on this issue.

Tories Break Manifesto Promise of Free TV Licences for the Over 75s

Many of my constituents have written to me with serious concerns about the potential loss of free TV licences for the over-75s – I raised these concerns in Parliament today during the opposition day debate on the issue ⬇️⬇️The 2017 Tory Manifesto promised that people over 75 would keep free TV licences until the end of this Parliament. Now the Tories are breaking that promise ❌By passing the financial burden and responsibility of providing the concession onto the already underfunded BBC, which has seen its Government budget cut by £244m just in the last year, the concession is set to be restricted or even cut completely by 2020. Without the money from the Government vital to provide free TV licences to over 75s, the BBC simply cannot afford to do so. Yet another appalling broken promise from this Government which will see the most vulnerable hit the hardest as a result.

Posted by Maria Eagle MP on Wednesday, May 8, 2019

The 2017 Tory Manifesto promised that everyone over 75 would keep free TV licences until the end of this Parliament. Now the Tories are breaking that promise.

By passing the financial burden and responsibility of providing the concession onto the already underfunded BBC, which has seen its Government budget cut by £244m just in the last year, the concession is set to be restricted or even cut completely by 2020. Without the money from the Government vital to provide free TV licences to over 75s, the BBC simply cannot afford to do so.

Yet another appalling broken promise from the Tory Government which will see the most vulnerable hit the hardest as a result.

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