BBC Licences for Over 75s

The Forum’s Committee acknowledge that our members will have differing views on the BBC’s decision to discontinue free TV licences for all households with a resident over 75 unless they are on Pension Credit but you may be interested to look at Age UK’s petition which is ‘demanding the Government takes back responsibility for funding free T.V. licences for everyone’

The Committee were concerned to learn how many people eligible for Pension Credit do not claim it, which would enable them to have a free TV licence, and hope to explore ways in which we could help members who may struggle to apply for this benefit to do so.