Outrage as 'arrogant' BBC scraps free TV licences for 3.7m pensioners and unveils plans to means-test over-75s
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artlea, thurso, United Kingdom, 3 hours ago
At 79 years old, I live alone, and of course, on a pension. Just heating one room, takes any spare money, so the TV, a link to the outside world, will have to go.I am sure, there will be many more like me as well. I started work at 16 years old, never out of work, never claimed out of work benefits, retired at 71 years old. Any bets on when they start charging for the air we breath?
ColP, Ware, 3 hours ago
It's long past time that the privatised was sold off & this TAX was scrapped.
Pandi, Manchester, United Kingdom, 2 hours ago
TV licence should be scrapped all together. Very biased reporting, pushing a very liberal agenda. NOT in the best interest of the British public!!
moaningme, london, United Kingdom, 2 hours ago
So again those that saved and worked all their lives have to yet again pay for those that didn't. Why do we bother working I wonder
Lyricalwizard, Lancashire, United Kingdom, 2 hours ago
I'm going to cancel my pension. Pointless paying into anything AND working because I'll get nothing in 40 years while lazy dole dossers get it all free
C-Bird, London, United Kingdom, 3 hours ago
The way this country treats the elderly is despicable. These are people who have worked hard and paid their taxes for most of their lives. The very least we can do so that they enjoy their retirement is give them a free TV license. For many who live alone this is a source of comfort and the only company most get as they live alone. The BBC is old guard TV full of repeats with very little original content and definitely not worth paying 154 a year. Netflix is cheaper and definitely worth the money.
My opinion, Liverpool, United Kingdom, 2 hours ago
Should have a choice if you don't want to watch Brussels Broadcasting they should be able to swatch you off and you don't pay.