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Source global Wall Street Journal     time 2020-09-03 03:36:24
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People over 75 had been entitled to a free TV licence since 2000 but the blanket exemption ended on August 1.

An estimated 3.7million elderly people will now have to shell out 157.50 a year to watch television and listen to BBC radio.

Campaign group Silver Voices has renewed calls for "direct action" which would see rebel pensioners only pay by time consuming cheques and postal orders instead.

Thank you for subscribingWe have more newslettersShow meSee ourprivacy noticeActivists have urged over 60s to cancel their TV licence direct debits as a letter goes out to millions of older people who must now pay.


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