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Television Licences: Scotland

Question for Scotland Office

UIN 914687, tabled on 28 April 2021

What assessment he has made of the effect on people over the age of 75 in Scotland of the removal of free TV licences.

Answered on

28 April 2021

The Government remains deeply disappointed with the BBC’s decision to restrict the over-75 licence fee concession to only those in receipt of pension credit.

We recognise the value of free TV licences for over-75s in Scotland and the rest of the UK and believe they should be funded by the BBC.

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Scotland Office
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