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Review to determine efficiency of free TV licence scheme

Treasury to look at income thresholds for over-75s

The treasury minister says his department needs to make sure the policy of giving over-75's free TV licences is fair.

Government will cover the cost for all in the age bracket for another year, not just those on income support, following a rule change at the BBC.

David Ashford says they'll look at whether there needs to be a cap on the benefit for those on higher incomes:

Covering the cost of this year's TV licences cost government around £750,000.

Minster Ashford says it's estimated to cost the same amount next year as well.

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