Age UK has urged the next prime minister to end the “madness” over the withdrawal of the universal free TV licence for over-75s.
A petition opposing the BBC’s decision to axe free TV licences for the over-75s has reached half a million signatures.
TV star Len Goodman has criticised the “rotten” withdrawal of free TV licences for all over-75s, saying it will “impact on the most vulnerable”.
Ben Fogle has said the Government should be held accountable for its “poor decision” over revoking free TV licences for all over-75s, and that it should be made to reverse it.
Ben Fogle has said he will donate his entire salary from a BBC series to subsidise TV licences for over-75s, following plans to strip the concession from millions of pensioners.
The Government is facing calls to take back responsibility for funding free TV licences for the over-75s amid an outcry over plans to strip the concession from millions of pensioners.
The BBC has announced it will scrap automatically free TV Licences for over-75s from next year.
Debbie McGee and Steph and Dom Parker have signed up for a new instalment of Celebrity Call Centre.
The BBC has been told to consider scrapping free TV licences for the over-75s to save money after a report claimed there is little need for the concession.