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Age UK warns scrapping free TV licences for over 75s will hit vulnerable pensioners

Thursday 23 January 2020 | 17:54 CET | News
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Age UK has warned that current BBC plans to scrap free TV licences for over 75s will leave many hard-up pensioners struggling to pay their bills.

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Countries: United Kingdom
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