SNP DEMAND TORIES REVERSE DECISION TO SCRAP FREE TV LICENCES
SNP candidate for Banff & Buchan, Paul Robertson, has vowed to fight to stop free TV licences for over-75s being scrapped under the Tories.
New figures released by the SNP, show that a shocking 78% of over 75s in Banff & Buchan could lose out under the new BBC TV licence means-testing.
Across Scotland, over 240,000 could lose their free TV licence thanks to the change in policy pushed through by the Tories.
SNP candidate Paul Robertson said
Scrapping the free TV licence for over-75s will leave almost 5,000 older people here in Banff & Buchan worse off.
After years of Tory austerity, the last thing our older people need is money being taken out of their pockets. The extra burden of £154.50 to their household bills could have a serious impact on their hard-stretched finances.
It’s clearer than ever that the Tories simply can’t be trusted to deliver for Scotland’s older people.
If elected as your MP next month, I’ll fight alongside my SNP colleagues to ensure that TV licences for over-75s are protected and kept away from the hands of the Tories.
This is a 2019 General Election Campaign press release.
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