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Discussion paper: Concessionary TV licences and the landscape of intergenerational fairness


The Government scheme which entitles households with someone aged over 75 to receive free TV licences comes to an end in June 2020. The Government funding ends too. The BBC is required to consult, and we’ll hold a full consultation where everyone can have their say.

In 2015 the BBC commissioned Frontier Economics to explore longer-term funding options relating to the over-75s concession.

This discussion paper by Frontier looks at the changing landscape around intergenerational fairness since free over-75s TV licences were introduced in 2000.

Frontier will publish a detailed report examining options around over-75s licences shortly. After that the BBC will produce a consultation paper and there will be a full consultation, following which the BBC will make a decision on the concession.

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