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Government will provide TV licence fee for over 75s for another year

People who don't claim income support will be covered until the end of 2023

Government has announced it will continue to meet the cost of TV licences for elderly residents. 

It applies to those who are over 75 and don’t receive income support until the end of 2023.

In a statement, government says the decision has been reached in light of rising energy bills and increased pressure on household budgets.

Today’s announcement means any changes will now come into effect after 31 December 2023.

Dr Alex Allinson says he hopes the announcement will reduce any concern among the community at a time of rising living costs:

The BBC has funded licences for pensioners who qualify for income support since 1 January 2021. This position is not under review.

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