Hyslop Condemns UK Government’s License Fee Decision for Older People
7,168 People in West Lothian to Lose Free TV License
Fiona Hyslop MSP for the Linlithgow Constituency has condemned the decision made by the Conservative UK Government to scrap the free TV license for over 75s affecting 7,186 older people in West Lothian.
It is estimated that 60% of over-75s in West Lothian will be forced to pay an extra £154.50 in household bills when the free TV licence policy for over-75s is axed.
“I am very concerned to learn that 7,168 older people in my constituency will have the extra burden £154,50 to pay following the UK Government’s disgraceful decision to scrap the free TV license for over 75s.
“As if the Conservative Government at Westminster has not put our older people through enough by taking away key benefits.
“I have called upon the UK Government to ensure the free TV licence is fully funded and can continue to benefit households and elderly people across West Lothian, Scotland and the whole of the UK.
“We cannot stand by and let the UK Government take more money from the pockets of our pensioners. They must ensure that the free TV license is retained and protected.