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BBC decision on pensioners’ free licences will cost £250m every year and lead to catastrophic cuts

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.

Stop the licence snatchers

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.

Ditch the deal which will destroy the BBC and cause greater poverty among the elderly

18 February 2019: Age UK, the National Pensioners Convention and NUJ tell the BBC board that the government must pay for free TV licences for the over-75s.