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'No possibility' of stopping TV licence changes

Mon, 15 Aug 2016


Treasury is giving 'further consideration' to the decision to charge people over the age of 75 for a TV licence. 
 
That's according to the Isle of Man's chief secretary who says the issue was also considered by the Council of Ministers at the last sitting before the General Election. 
 
However it's been confirmed there is 'no possibility' of changing or delaying the plans before they come in on September 1st. 
 
MLC David Cretney has been told an issues and options paper is being prepared for the next administration to consider.
 
Government is due to hold a meeting with BBC officials later this month - Mr Cretney says that's not the only action being taken:

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