Dawn Bowden AM is backing a UK wide campaign to protect free TV licenses for over 75s.

Dawn Bowden AM today raised a question to the First Minister about promises of Tory tax cuts for the wealthy but the scrapping of TV licences for the over 75s. Dawn cannot believe that the UK Tory Government has broken its promise to older people, having promised in 2017 to keep the TV licence free for everyone over 75.

159,280 households in Wales will be hit by the changes including some 3,200 households in Merthyr tydfil and Rhymney.

Dawn said

“This has been a universal benefit for those aged over 75. I am really angry with the Tories about this and older people will be worried about the impact on their finances.”

“These residents are on fixed incomes and will be hit hard by these cuts.”

“I urge everyone to support the campaign to stop this Tory cut”

Support the campaign here https://action.labour.org.uk/page/s/tv-licence

Speaking during First Ministers questions about TV licence cuts,  Welsh Labour Leader and First Minister Mark Drakeford said:

“a pretty dark day for those families, where in future many of them will get no help at all.”

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