Over 10,000 pensioner households in Doncaster could lose their free TV licence



More than ten thousand of pensioner households in Doncaster 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 18,700 households in Doncaster that 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

 
23 November 2018 in Yorkshire & Humber, Views: 28
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