BBC delays free TV licence changes for over-75s as COVID-19 situation develops



Plans to scrap free TV licences for some aged 75 or over in the UK have been delayed by the BBC. Originally slated for June 1, the BBC has set a new date for the changes of August 1, with coronavirus cited as the reason. According to the BBC, this change is set make 3.7 million people lose free TV licences. 

“Changes to the TV licence for people aged over 75 had been due to come into effect on 1 June,” the BBC said in a joint statement with the British government. “But during this time we do not want anyone to be worried about any potential change.”


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