SIR –  It is deeply disheartening that free TV licences for millions of older people are set to be scrapped.

We know that countless older people rely on the TV to stay connected to the outside world and it can be vitally important for helping stimulate memories and conversations.

Coming at a time when a great number of older people are feeling lonely and isolated, hitting them with a charge is a disappointing outcome and one that will be an extra burden on those most vulnerable in society.

Jane Ashcroft

Chief Executive, Anchor Hanover