If you have a free TV licence in Preston it could be under threat
0 Have your say Thousands of of pensioner households in Preston could lose their free TV licence after 2020.
The BBC has started a consultation on free licences for the over 75s. Official figures show there are 6,950 households in Preston which qualify for a free licence.
The scheme is currently funded by the Government but the responsibility shifts to the BBC in 2020. The broadcaster says that paying for it would take a fifth of its budget and the cuts needed would "fundamentally change the BBC".
A TV licence costs £150.50. A review commissioned by the BBC says that funding the... read more
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