Pensioners at a residential care home in Worcester have been caught in the crossfire of a disagreement between Platform Housing Group and the BBC. Some residents are so worried that they will be slapped with a hefty fine that they have chosen to pay the TV licence fee themselves although it should be included in the cost of their rent.
Worried residents at Himbleton House in the St John’s area of Worcester have been left without TV after receiving “threatening” letters from the BBC demanding payment.
Residents claim they are too frightened to watch TV although the licence fee should be covered by their rent.
Although their landlord Platform Housing Group says it is speaking to BBC Licensing about the issue, one of the resident’s relatives told Worcester News that this has not reassured them.
She said tenants won’t even watch TV in the communal lounge because they are too scared that they are breaking the law.
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