People over 75 are currently entitled to a free TV license, but the Westminster Government are ending the funding for this.
The BBC are considering the options available to them and are running a consultation.
The options they have outlined are as follows:
- Picking up the cost themselves, likely leading to cuts to current programmes and services.
- Restoring a universal license fee, meaning there would be no free TV license for older age groups.
- Reforming the concession, for example providing a discount, changing the starting age, or focusing on those in greater financial need.
You can read more about the BBC consultation here: https://www.bbc.com/yoursay
Kirsty Williams is looking for the views of people living in Brecon and Radnorshire about what BBC’s course of action should be. To get your voice heard please fill in the poll through this link: https://www.kirstywilliams.org.uk/75_free_tv_license