Isle Of Man / Ellan Vannin

Isle of Man government to offer TV licence refund to over-75s

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Image caption It is thought the decision will benefit about 5,800 households on the island

Over-75s on the Isle of Man will soon be able to claim a refund on their TV licence, the Manx government has said.

Last year, the Manx government said pensioners would have to start paying the annual £145.50 fee as part of plans to save about £600,000 a year.

However, a motion to allow those eligible to claim a refund from the government after buying a licence was approved in Tynwald's November sitting.

It is thought the move will benefit about 5,800 households.

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