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Television Licences: Older People

Question for Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

UIN 114790, tabled on 31 January 2022

To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, pursuant to the Answer of 20 January 2022 to Question 104346 on Television Licences: Older People, what discussions she has had with the BBC in relation to the conduct of Capita in enforcing payment of the TV Licence from people who are over 75.

Answered on

4 February 2022

The Secretary of State has raised the issue of enforcement action against the over-75s for TV Licence Fee evasion with the BBC.

The BBC has confirmed that no enforcement action has been taken against over-75s for TV licence evasion at this stage.

The Secretary of State has been clear that the BBC must ensure that it supports those affected by its decision on the over-75s concession and we expect them to do so with the utmost sensitivity.