Boris MUST do a deal with the BBC to guarantee TV licences for the elderly, charity bosses say

Mail Online | 2/12/2000 | Daily Mail Reporter
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Boris Johnson was yesterday pressed to strike a deal with the BBC over free TV licences for the over-75s.

The charity Age UK said the Government will be held ‘responsible for finding a resolution’ along with the BBC.

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The charity’s intervention followed the Prime Minister’s call last weekend for the BBC to ‘cough up’ and pay for the free licence from its own funds.

In a letter to Mr Johnson, Age UK’s director, Caroline Abrahams, said: ‘We agree with you that free TV licences for over-75s should continue but we very much doubt that asking the BBC to cough up is likely to be a realistic solution, since...
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