Mullan slams TV licence plans

Sinn Féin MLA Karen Mullan has criticised British government plans to scrap free TV licences for some over 75s. 

The Foyle MLA was commenting after joining trade unions at a rally outside BBC Radio Foyle today. 

Karen Mullan said:

“Moves to scrap free TV licences for some over 75’s is another example of the Tories penalising large sections of our society. 

“Pensioners are paying for the price for Tory austerity. 

“This move could put the price of a TV licence beyond some pensioners which would increase isolation, poverty and have a negative impact on their mental health. 

“Older people who are in receipt of pension credits will still be able to avail of free TV licences so I would encourage pensions to check if they are eligible.”