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    By “52% to 48%” the BBC are to stop free licence for over 75.

     

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    I don’t think it’s for all over 75’s, those on pension credit and those living on their own will still receive it.

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    The BBC should have their licence taken away, not the over 75s! :negative:

     

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    They probably got a secret backhander from the EU for being the Biased Broadcasting Company and will lose it when the UK leave the EU.

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    I understand the new ruling next year will be free licence for over 75  only if you are receiving pension credit. Nothing about being on your own .

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    Correct

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    Yes, you’re right, Blue, I misread it.

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    I just hope they don’t take our bus pass too!  I would like to see more tax for the ultra wealthy, and a close look at certain mp’s expenses,!

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    Why don’t we penalise the elderly, there are far too many of them draining the resources that we could give to those that probably haven’t paid into the system anywhere near as much! (My sarcastic side coming out, sorry!)

    Before anyone jumps at me for being in any way prejudiced I am speaking of the fact that most elderly people (not all I know) will have started work at a much earlier age than is the norm now, paid their dues for all their working life, and so have contributed much into the system, however, when they started that work the life expectancy was far below 80+, now it is not unusual for that age to be reached but those that reach 75 yrs and beyond should not be penalised for that and have such measly benefits as a free TV licence taken away!

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    Totally agree Fruits I started work at 16 ! Some of today’s youth are still at college etc . Plus I was horrified to be advised that that first year of working didn’t count towards my pension, also might add I’ve always paid full stamp.

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    I listened to a radio program this morning that touched on the subject.  I have to say on the surface it sounds like just another case of the government clawing back pennies to subsidise the larger projects that waste money by the millions.

    I favour benefits being means tested, not age tested.  Let’s be realistic.  Not all oldies are rich and not all oldies are struggling.  Finding the right balance of support seems to be beyond the intelligence of the politicians.

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    In an ideal world Sh-Sh you have a good point but sadly there is no such thing when it comes to politicians!

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    Several shocking facts emerged yesterday

    People like Alan Yentob are getting huge pensions even though the BBC pension fund is massively in the red.

    The official pension of Yehtob is £226,000 per year but with the “extras” is said to be in the region of £400.000

    No wonder they need the pensioners mite.

    Of the people who get free licence the largest proportion are women.

    Last year 139.000 people were prosecuted for licence evasion.

    Of those over 100,000 were women.

    65 people were imprisoned

    Of those 40 were women.

    These are similar figures for previous years.

    The person who shifted the licence  payment to the BBC for over 75 was Mad May I remind she is “woman” yes she is a woman and a Tory.

    Pension credit has been cut every year since the Tories took power because the changed the inflation link to the lower measure of inflation.

    Many people have lost pension credit.

    More women are suffering because of the austerity cuts.

    Yet women still voted Tory at the last election and they are now allowing the BBC to withdraw a small benefit enjoyed by elderly people mainly women.

    Why do people vote Tory?

     

     

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