• the Tory Government has broken its manifesto promise on free TV licences

    I am appalled that the Tory Government has broken its manifesto promise to  keep free TV licences until 2022 and now millions of elderly people are facing losing their free TV licences. In St Helens North, 6,590 older households could face having to pay a licence fee, costing a collective £991,795 annually.
    The prospect of over-75s losing their free TV licences makes a mockery of Theresa May’s claim that austerity is over. The Government should take responsibility and save TV licences for the elderly.