As reported in the Barnsley Chronicle on 14th June, Stephanie has commented on the ending of free TV Licences for millions of older peopler across the UK, and criticised the Government for breaking their election promise.
Commenting, she said:
“The decision to link TV license concession to Pension Credit will come as huge blow to older people here in Barnsley, with more than 4,000 set to lose out in Barnsley East alone under these misguided plans.
“In their 2017 election manifesto the Tories promised to protect free tv licenses for the over 75s, but once again we see a promise broken by this Conservative Government and it’s some of the most vulnerable people in our community who will suffer as a result.
“TVs are the main source of company and news for so many older people, yet this Government has outsourced a social policy which will now see many isolated, lonely, and pushed into greater financial hardship.
“It is a disgrace that this Government is sitting back and overseeing the scrapping of TV licenses for three million older people across the country and thousands in Barnsley, and Labour will fight against these changes.”
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