Television: Licensing

Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport written question – answered on 24th June 2019.

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Photo of Shabana Mahmood Shabana Mahmood Labour, Birmingham, Ladywood

To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions on increasing the uptake of pension credit to reduce the effect of limiting free TV licences fee for people over 75.

Photo of Margot James Margot James The Minister of State, Department for Culture, Media and Sport

Ministers have regular discussions with the Department for Work and Pensions on this issue. In light of the recent BBC decision on the future of the over 75 licence fee concession, the Government have asked the BBC to consider a range of measures to further support the most vulnerable pensioners, including measures to promote the take up of Pension Credit.

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