TV Licence: People want BBC to give over 75s free licence
Thousands of readers want the BBC to reverse its decision to stop giving the over 75s a free TV licence.
The universal free TV licence for over-75s has ended – with the BBC confirming they will now means-test those in that age bracket to determine their entitlement.
A third of over 75s households have still not bought a licence, three months after the changes were introduced.
We asked you if you thought the over 75s should get a free licence.
And 8,527 people (96 per cent) said they belived the licence should be free, compared with 330 people (4 per cent) that didn’t.
More than a third of over-75s households have not bought a TV licence, three months after the subsidy was scrapped.
Figures obtained by The Times show that 2.34 million paid-for TV licences have been issued to over-75s since the BBC axed the universal concession on August 1.
The corporation previously forecast that 3.75 million over-75s households would need to fork out for a licence, indicating that 1.4 million have yet to pay up.
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