Some state pensioners could still get free TV licence – but millions to lose over 75s perk


While all licence fee-payers face the rise in their payments, some people will need to find a way to pay for it this year, as the free TV licence for over 75s will not be continued by the BBC when it takes over the responsibility of funding from the Government in June 2020.

It’s estimated that millions of pensioners are set to lose out on free TV licences, as the BBC are instead introducing means-tested concessions.

It follows a 12-week public consultation into the future of licence fee funding, launched in November last year.

Today, the BBC Board confirmed the decision following the public consultation.

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