Labour pledge to save free TV Licences for the over -75\'s

Labour pledge to save free TV Licences for the over -75's

The benefit is due to change in June 2020

Labour is vowing to save free television licences for the over-75s if it wins the General Election.

Deputy leader Tom Watson pledged to prevent the highly-criticised cut if the party gets a majority on December 12.

Both the BBC and the Government have come under fierce criticism over the move to cut free licences to all people aged over 75.

Shadow culture secretary Mr Watson said: "The Tory decision to scrap free TV licences for over-75s is utterly callous.

"Four in 10 older people say the TV is their main source of company, but from next year 3.7 million older people will lose their free TV licence.

"It's disgraceful. Our message is clear - vote Labour to save free TV licences."

Published: by Radio NewsHub
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