10 Jun 2019

BBC scraps universal free TV licences for over-75s

The government’s been accused of a “wrongheaded act of sabotage” after the BBC’s decision to scrap the free licence fee for everyone aged over 75. Only households on pension credit will now be eligible, meaning 3.7 million elderly people will lose out.

The BBC described it as the “fairest” option, but Downing Street said Theresa May was “very disappointed” with the move and wanted the corporation to think again.