#SwitchedOff: Can you ask your MP to save free TV for older people?
Age UK are asking supporters to write to their MP to request their support for our campaign to save free TV licences for older people.
For over a million of our oldest citizens the TV is their constant companion and window on the world. And now it’s under threat.
The BBC is considering removing free TV licences from the over-75s. But this is really the Government’s doing: they pushed the scheme onto the BBC without asking any of us what we think or providing the funding to sustain it.
Together, we must ask our MPs to demand that the Government takes back responsibility for funding free TV licences for everyone over 75.