BBC launches TV licence fee consultation for over-75s

The BBC is launching a consultation period to decide how licence fees for over-75s should be paid for.

The BBC is launching a consultation period to decide how licence fees for over-75s should be paid for.

They are currently financed by a government-funded scheme, which is due to end in 2020.

It is expected the cost of free licenses to the over-75s will total £745m - a fifth of the BBC's current budget by 2021/22.

The consultation period is running for 12 weeks from 20 November until 12 February.

In a speech to the BBC, Director General Tony Hall said there were...
source: BBC

2018-11-20 15:17
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