Old folk are told: ‘TV perk is switched off’

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Hundreds of old folk living in sheltered housing will now have to pay for their own television licences.

Previously Dacorum Borough Council stumped up the cash for the individual licences, which were provided at a special concessionary rate of £7.50 per licence.

But tenants have been told in letters from the council that ‘due to circumstances beyond its control’ the authority no longer qualifies for concessionary licences from TV Licensing.

 

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