Responding to the BBC’s announcement on TV Licences for the over 75s, Albert Owen MP, Member of Parliament for Ynys Môn, said:
“I am appalled that this Government is overseeing the scrapping of free TV licences for over 4 thousand older people on Anglesey, leaving a Tory manifesto promise in tatters and costing pensioners on Anglesey a total of over £624,000.
It is outrageous that the Government has shifted the cost of these licences to the BBC from 2020, without the funding to sustain the policy. This will impact some of the most vulnerable people in our society.
This is Tory cuts by proxy I will fight for a U-turn to save the free TV Licence for the over 75s.”