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    Call to reverse decision to scrap free TV licenses

    Written by on January 14, 2020

    A local MSP’s called the decision to get rid of free TV licences for over 75s “misguided”.

    Clacks and Dunblane’s Keith Brown has called on the UK Government to re-think the move.

    Mr Brown says it’ll add £154 to household bills in the Forth Valley and beyond:

    “The decision of the Tory UK Government to axe the free over-75 TV licence is one of their most punitive and cruel attacks on Scottish pensioners.

    “Over-75s living in the communities of Clackmannanshire, Bridge of Allan and Dunblane in my constituency will now be £154 worse off than they should be as a result of this decision.

    “We know that older people face issues of social isolation and loneliness and can be particularly vulnerable to them – removing free TV licences will do nothing to help this.