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Switched Off: Save Free TV for Older People

Date published: 12 February 2019


For over a million of our oldest citizens the TV is their constant companion and window on the world. And now it’s under threat says Age UK.

Age UK say: "We campaign for a fairer deal for older people in the UK. That means saving free TV licences for the most in need.

"The BBC is considering removing free TV licences from the over-75s. 

"This is really the Government’s doing: they pushed the scheme onto the BBC without asking any of us what we think or providing the funding to sustain it.

"With your help Age UK can make the Government listen up and hear the voice of a generation who can't always speak as loudly as everyone else.

"Together, we must demand the Government takes back responsibility for funding free TV licences for everyone over 75."

The petition has had over 70,000 signatures so far and the target Age UK are aiming for is 75,000. You can sign the online petition here:

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