BBC blasted for ‘reducing services for older people’

MPs have accused the BBC of reducing services for older people by moving budgets from local radio to regional online services.

The Public Accounts Committee also warned the broadcaster “lacks a clear plan” on how to spend an extra £700million outside London.

The Daily Express has called for radio stations and TV to be free for those who cannot stream or lack digital subscriptions through the Keep Us Tuned In campaign.

The crusade backs calls for terrestrial services to be safeguarded until the 2040s at the earliest.

Chairwoman Dame Meg Hillier MP said the corporation’s Across the UK (ATUK) plan could potentially disadvantage certain groups, including OAPs.

She said: “Particular concerns relate to the BBC moving budgets from its local radio to local online services.

“In effect it reduces services for older people or those less able to access online platforms.”

Thomas Wrathmell, director of ATUK, said: “We are incredibly proud of our progress.”

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