TV li­cence means test­ing

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THE end of the free TV li­cence for over-75s will feel like a “kick in the teeth” to pen­sion­ers, cam­paign­ers have said.

The BBC said that meanstest­ing will be­gin in Au­gust, stat­ing that con­tin­u­ing the uni­ver­sal en­ti­tle­ment would hit “pro­grammes and ser­vices”.

The new scheme was orig­i­nally meant to start on June 1, but was de­layed be­cause of the pan­demic. Age UK said the start of means-test­ing will feel like a “kick in the teeth” to pen­sion­ers and called on the Govern­ment to “sit down with the BBC ur­gently”.

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