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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
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star this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Television: Licensing more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what estimate she has made of the cost to the public purse of providing free TV licences to people over the age of 75 for qualifying residents in (a) Lancaster and Fleetwood constituency, (b) Lancaster local authority area and (c) Wyre local authority area in (i) 2017-18 and (ii) 2018-19. more like this
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Cat Smith more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-06-27more like thismore than 2019-06-27
star this property answer text <p>In the 2015 funding settlement, the Government agreed with the BBC that responsibility for the concession will transfer to the BBC in June 2020.</p><p>The government and the BBC agreed this is a fair deal for the BBC - in return we closed the iPlayer loophole and committed to increase the licence fee in line with inflation. And to help with financial planning, we agreed to provide phased transitional funding over 2 years to gradually introduce the cost to the BBC.</p><p>This reform was subject to public discussion and debated extensively during the passage of the Digital Economy Act 2017 through Parliament.</p><p>On 10 June 2019, the BBC <a href="https://www.bbc.com/aboutthebbc/reports/consultation/age-related-tv-licence-policy" target="_blank">announced</a> that the current scheme will end. From 1 June 2020, a free TV licence will only be available to a household with someone aged over 75 who receives Pension Credit.</p><p>The table below provides estimates of the costs for 2017/18 of providing free TV licences to people aged 75 and over in the geographical areas requested, in nominal prices. The figures for 2018/19 will be available in September.</p><p /><table><tbody><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p><strong>Expenditure (£m) (Nominal)</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong> </strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2017-18</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>(a) Lancaster and Fleetwood constituency</strong></p></td><td><p>£0.90</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>(b) Lancaster local authority area</strong></p></td><td><p>£1.53</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>(c) Wyre local authority area</strong></p></td><td><p>£1.66</p></td></tr></tbody></table>
star this property answering member constituency Hexham more like this
star this property answering member printed Guy Opperman more like this
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less than 2019-06-27T14:57:45.57Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-27T14:57:45.57Z
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star this property label Biography information for Guy Opperman more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Cat Smith more like this