Sharon Hodgson

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Sharon writes to BBC about licence fees for over-75s

Sharon Hodgson MP has today written to Lord Hall, Director-General of the BBC, regarding the consultation on TV licence fees for over 75s.


Click on the above image to see Sharon's letter

In Washington and Sunderland West, based on 2017/18 figures there are approximately 5,120 households with someone over the age of 75, and therefore eligible for a free TV license. 

However, if the free TV license is linked to pension credit, 3,150 households in Washington and Sunderland West could cease to qualify. If the age eligibility is raised to 80, 2,160 households in the constituency could cease to qualify.

The consultation closes on Tuesday 12th February 2019

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