Labour has pledged to keep free TV licences for over-7 5s if it prevails superpower in the 12 December general election.
The BBC has said from 2020 only those on pension recognition will characterize, after it was made responsible for funding them under the charter agreement.
Shadow culture secretary Tom Watson told the Daily Mirror the removal of the benefit was “utterly callous”.
It has also been reported that Boris Johnson is looking to save the perk , as part of his election campaign.
According to the Sun on Sunday, the prime minister has dictated officials to find a way to ensure no over 75 s would need to pay as a “priority”.