TV licence means testing
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”.