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By failing to protect the free TV licence for over-75s, the Government are shamefully breaking their own 2017 manifesto pledge.
Earlier this year I issued a consultation on this issue through which many of my constituents shared their concerns on how the TV licence is an important benefit for pensioners, who often suffer disproportionately from loneliness and social isolation. If the free over-75 TV licence is scrapped, finding the money needed to pay that additional bill will be impossible for those struggling to make ends meet.
The Government were elected on a manifesto promise to maintain all pensioner benefits, including TV licences. Those who have given so much to our country deserve better than broken Tory promises.