Many thanks for your email. Government policy is to continue the free tv licences. The Government has paid for the licenses until next year when the BBC were supposed to take over funding them . Without any warning the BBC made this announcement and so the Government is looking at all options before the deadline takes place.
I would fully support scrapping the TV licence altogether so no one has to pay. Many young families also struggle to pay the annual fee and there is no reason why the BBC could not advertise like everyone else has to.
Please be assured the new PM will be making an announcement on this later this year. With a Jeremy Corbyn Government looming, who wants to put extra council tax on anyone with a garden and a tax on gifts to family members, we really want to maintain a low taxation base and that includes scrapping the TV licence for everyone.