Protest to Save the Over 75 TV Licence

Save the Over TV Licence
Tuesday 12th February 2019
12 Noon
Outside BBC STUDIOS
31-33 WHITELADIES ROAD
BRISTOL BS8 2LR
In 2015, the Government passed responsibility for the free TV licence for the over-75s to the BBC, and said they would cease to fund it from 2020. The BBC has launched a consultation process, which makes it clear that they do not wish to continue the current arrangement. The consultation ends on 12th February 2019.

We must fight this proposal to end the current arrangement, and ask for responsibility for this vital welfare benefit for over-75s to be taken back under government control.

We appeal to all ages: help us to make our voices heard!

Organised by Gloucestershire, Avon, Somerset Region

National Pensioners Convention

(NPC Standing up for  today’s and tomorrow’s pensioners)

Download the Gloucestershire, Avon, Somerset Region NPC flyer for this protest and tell friends and colleagues about this protest Flyer

Read the National Pensioners Convention briefing on the campaign NPC Campaign

Sign the Age UK petition here

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3 thoughts on “Protest to Save the Over 75 TV Licence

  1. It would help the cause to give the petition more publicity now the BBC has made its announcement to not fund it completely

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  2. Last Tuesday, 12th February, the Gloucestershire, Avon & Somerset Region of the National Pensioners Convention (NPC) held a protest against the BBC’s plan to scrap the free over 75 TV licence.

    NPC supporters protesting outside BBC - Bristol

    The group were joined by members of Unite, Unison and Bristol TUC outside the BBC offices in Bristol’s Whiteladies Road.

    Back in 2015, the Government passed responsibility for the free TV licence for the over-75s to the BBC, and said they would cease to fund it from 2020. The BBC has launched a consultation process, which makes it clear that they do not wish to continue the current arrangement. The consultation ended on 12th February 2019, the day of the protest.

    The local NPC vowed to fight the proposal which would end the current arrangement, and are calling for responsibility for this vital welfare benefit for over-75s to be taken back under government control.

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