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BBC To End Free TV Licence For Most Over-75s - Will It Happen Here In Ireland?

The BBC is going ahead with plans to end free TV licences for most over-75s, with the only exemption...
Sarah Stacey
Sarah Stacey

6:11 PM - 10 Jul 2020



The Last Word With Matt Cooper

BBC To End Free TV Licence For Most Over-75s - Will It Happen Here In Ireland?

Sarah Stacey
Sarah Stacey

6:11 PM - 10 Jul 2020

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The BBC is going ahead with plans to end free TV licences for most over-75s, with the only exemptions being those who receive the Pension Credit benefit.

More than 3 million households in Britain will be asked to start paying the £157.50 licence fee from August, which the BBC says is "the fairest decision".

However, there has been a backlash from both the British government and Age UK.

Could the same thing happen in Ireland?

Joe O'Shea and Jennifer Gannon discussed this and more in our weekly TV slot.

BBC To End Free TV Licence For Most Over-75s - Will It Happen Here In Ireland?

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