- June 12, 2019
- Posted by: Julie James AM
- Category: Latest News
I want to add my name to those protesting the loss of the free TV licence for over 75s.
I am very angry, but not surprised, that the UK Tory Government has broken yet another promise in allowing the loss of the free TV license for over 75s, a promise they made in 2017. 159,280 households in Wales will be hit by the changes including 4090 households in Swansea West.
Many older residents are on fixed low incomes, and this change will hit them very hard. For many older people, a TV provides a vital link to the outside world when travel and mobility is very difficult and is also their company.
I urge everyone to support the campaign to stop this Tory cut, and help preserve the income and wellbeing of many of our older citizens.
Support the campaign here https://action.labour.org.uk/page/s/tv-licence
Speaking during First Ministers questions about TV licence cuts, Welsh Labour Leader and First Minister Mark Drakeford described it as “a pretty dark day for those families, where in future many of them will get no help at all.”