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Switched Off: Save Free TV for Older People

Published on 22 January 2019 10:38 AM

The BBC is considering removing the right to free TV licences for the over 75s. Together, we must demand the government takes back responsibility for funding free TV licences for everyone over 75.

Sign our petition to save free TV for older people.Click here and follow the link to sign.

Your voice matters in the fight to keep TV free

For over a million of the oldest people in our country, television is their main form of company. Right now, that’s under threat. We must tell the BBC why keeping TV free matters.

The BBC is considering removing the right to free TV licences for the over 75s. If this is allowed to happen, it’s the most vulnerable people in our society who’ll suffer. Share your concerns with the BBC now. The BBC has asked the public what we think about scrapping free TV licences for the over 75s. This is our chance to make our voice heard for older people who rely on TV for entertainment and companionship.

Tell the BBC why free TV matters now at by Clicking here

We’re urging older people and their friends, families and grandchildren to share their concerns on how removing free TV licences would affect their lives.

Get a paper copy of the consultation document from us

If you or someone you know would prefer to fill in a paper version of the consultation document, you can get one from Age UK Dudley by calling 01384 354508.

We only have until 12 February to do this, please help.