Scrapping free TV for over-75s will plunge 50,000 into poverty

FIFTY thousand struggling pensioners will be plunged into poverty if the BBC forces them to pay for a TV licence, campaigners warned last night.

The corporation has been accused of turning its back on some of Britain's most vulnerable and lonely with plans to make them cough up at least £150.50 to continue watching shows like Strictly Come Dancing. Age UK said taxing the over-75s would push tens of thousands below the breadline, while denying many their only source of company. The charity's director Caroline Abrahams said: "Millions of older people rely on their TV as their trusted companion and window on the world. It would be...
source: Express

2019-01-12 15:56
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