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Tens of thousands of pensioner households in Cambridgeshire to lose their automatic entitlement to free TV licences




Tens of thousands of pensioner households in Cambridgeshire will lose their automatic entitlement to free TV licences.

Tens of thousands of pensioner households in Cambridgeshire to lose their automatic entitlement to free TV licences. (12151318)
Tens of thousands of pensioner households in Cambridgeshire to lose their automatic entitlement to free TV licences. (12151318)

The BBC has announced that free licenses for over-75s will be means tested from June 2020, in a controversial move which has drawn criticism from campaigners.

Office for National Statistics data estimates that in 2016 there were 38,191 households in Cambridgeshire with at least one resident aged 75 or older.


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