BBC age-related TV licence policy

BBC age-related TV licence policy | South Lanarkshire Council
ConsultationBBC age-related TV licence policy
StatusCompleted
Consultation summaryToday people over 75 are entitled to receive a free TV licence, but UK Government funding for this concession is coming to an end in 2020. We want to know your views about what we should do in the future.
BackgroundCurrently all households with people over 75 are entitled to a free TV licence. That UK Government-funded scheme – which is expected to cost £745m by 2021/22 - comes to an end in June 2020. It is for the BBC to decide on any future scheme and to pay for it. We want to hear the views of the public about the future. The consultation is now open and will run for three months and the BBC’s Board hopes to make a decision by summer 2019.
Why are we consulting?For the BBC to implement a scheme for subsidised TV licenses for older people
Who are we consultingOlder people
How will findings be used?To allow the BBC to implement a scheme for subsidised TV licenses for older people
What we found outResults are available on the bbc website: https://www.bbc.com/yoursay
Start date29/11/2018
End date28/02/2019
Results available30/07/2019
Consultation typeQualitative
Consultation methodOn-line survey/poll
SubjectOlder people
Contact nameChristine Calder
Contact email christine.calder@southlanarkshire.gov.uk
Support linkhttps://www.bbc.com/yoursay