Tories decline to sign cross-party letter urging free TV licences for over-75s

Leaders from four of Scotland’s main political parties have signed a joint letter urging Theresa May to step in to stop free TV licences for over-75s being scrapped.

The letter, organised by Labour, criticises plans to move from all over-75s being given a free licence to means-testing from next year.

“Cutting access to the free TV licence will be cutting many pensioners off from their main connection to wider society,” the letter states.

“Millions of...
source: Oxford Mail

2019-06-16 04:35
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