16 Aug 2019

TV Turmoil

It has been confirmed that TV licences for over 75’s will no longer be universally free from May 31st 2020. In order to still qualify for a free licence an individual needs to be claiming Pension Credit.

The BBC says it thought long and hard before making the decision, citing that the loss of revenue from the free licences was putting pressure on their ability to deliver quality content and services.

It is becoming more noticeable that discounts for the older generation are being cut back, with the free bus pass, which was traditionally available from age 60, now being available in line with the increasing female basic state pension age.

I guess it won’t be too long before we see signs outside our local pubs saying ‘roasts half price for OAPs (Aged 90 and over)’

This is a sign of the times…we are living longer but we are also expected to pay for more for longer too, once again highlighting how important it is to save for our future.