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Switched Off: Save Free TV for Older People

Published on 22 January 2019 09:54 AM

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.

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.

Tell the BBC why free TV matters now at