Thursday 9 July 2020 / 12:22 PM Jo Stevens

Free TV licences for over-75s not be extended – Jo Stevens responds

Jo Stevens MP, Labour’s Shadow Culture Secretary, responding to news that free TV licences for over-75s will not be extended, said:

“The refusal of the Government to fund this vital service after promising to do so is nothing short of betrayal.

“Many over-75s have spent months at home with TV  providing an invaluable source of company during the pandemic. For the Government to blame the BBC who are having to contend with huge cuts is simply passing the buck.”