Pensions - Articles - Comment on BBCs verdict to end free TV licences for over 75s

Please see the below comment from Steven Cameron, Pensions Director at Aegon, on the BBC’s decision to go ahead with a plan to end free TV licences for most over-75s from 1 August.

 “The BBC’s announcement that it will go ahead with plans to end free TV licences to those over 75s who are not entitled to pension credit from 1 August, after a 2 month delay, has once again stoked intergenerational tensions. Coming at a time when many over 75s will be particularly concerned over the health risks of being out and about doesn’t help.

 The BBC has to meet its expenditure from TV licenses, and a U-Turn once again offering free TV licenses to all over 75s, whatever their income or wealth, would mean less to spend on programmes or an increase in the license fee for others including some in younger generations who may be equally stretched. Most pensioners have to get by on a fixed income and there will be some over 75s, not entitled to pension credit, who’ll face a real challenge in meeting the extra costs from 1 August.”

Back to Index

Similar News to this Story

XPS launch Red Flag Index as risk of pension scams increases
XPShave laumched a Red Flag Index as part of its monthly Transfer Watch tracker. The Index measures the incidence of possible scam red flags in cases
Comment on Nest Insight and DWP Covid19 impact research
Kate Smith, Head of Pensions at Aegon, comments on the pensions messaging trials for the self-employed carried out by IPSE and NEST.
Nest and DWP research to help self employed saving solutions
Nest Insight and the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) have today announced that they are conducting new survey research to examine the financial

Site Search

Exact   Any  

Latest Actuarial Jobs

Actuarial Login

 Jobseeker    Client
Reminder Logon

APA Sponsors

Actuarial Jobs & News Feeds

Jobs RSS News RSS


Be the first to contribute to our definitive actuarial reference forum. Built by actuaries for actuaries.