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Switched Off: Save free TV for older people

For over a million of the oldest people in our country, television is their main form of company. Right now, that’s under threat. 

Sign our petition to save free TV for older people. 

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.

How will older people be affected?

Removing older people's access to TV would be an unthinkably cruel blow when many are already facing huge challenges.

  • Half of all over 75s are living with a disability, and many rely on their TV for companionship and entertainment.
  • For those who don't have the internet, TV lets them stay up to date with what's happening in the world.
  • Nearly a third of over 75s are living in poverty or just above the poverty line. Paying a hefty extra bill would simply be impossible when they're barely scraping by as it is.

What can we do to stop this?

Together, we must demand the Government takes back responsibility for keeping TV free for the oldest people in our society.

Sign the petition to save free TV

Because it’s not just a licence. It’s a lifeline.

 

Last updated: Dec 07 2018

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