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10 June 2019: New free licence deal for over-75s will cost the corporation an extra £250m a year, with 3.7m now having to pay.
7 March 2019: The NUJ’s 60+council joined pensioners’ groups and trade unionists outside the offices of the Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport to protest against the threat of the over-75s losing their free TV licences.
20 November 2018: Union calls for an end to the ongoing subsidy as the BBC launches public consultation
25 October 2018: MPs report says lack of transparency over pay had been “unlawful and discriminatory” and cuts at the corporation could compromise quality.
21 April 2018: DM also offers solidarity to Red Bee Media and Al-Araby
14 June 2017: Seamus Dooley, NUJ acting general secretary, called for "a clear and unambiguous commitment" that the prime minister would not agree to scrap the licence fee.
26 April 2017: A report by the financial watchdog the National Audit Office found those paid more than £150,000 had risen.
4 January 2017: Love it or Lose it: the joint unions' campaign to fight for the BBC during charter renewal continues.
28 November 2016: MPs, including key Conservatives, will move to block a measure on Monday that burdens the BBC with the responsibility for funding the welfare benefit of free TV licences for the over-75s.
22 July 2015: The union believes the deal which shifts the payment of free TV licences for those aged 75 and over from the Department for Work and Pensions to the corporation is legally flawed.