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Campaigner hopes free TV licences will remain for over 75s

Major Charles Wilson hopes Government take action

A feeling of Deja vu.

The words of Major Charles Wilson following the annoucement from the BBC that they plan to limit free licences to those who also receive pension credit.

Treasury Minister Alfred Cannan says he needs more information about the proposed changes to free TV licences for the over 75s before the Manx Government can take action.

Major Charles had been a vocal campaigner on the issue here two years ago, which led to Manx residents aged 75 and over being able to apply for a refund from the Treasury.

He says he hopes in time the Manx government will take a positive stance on the issue:

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