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It WAS revealed that the BBC will be told to pick up the spiralling costs to taxpayers of providing free TV licences for the over-75s.

I admit that I had no idea that the taxpayer – and not the BBC – funded this.

The cost of this is £600 million a year.

I hope that this goes ahead since the unaccountable, bloated and biased BBC would then have to curb its excessive and unsustainable salaries, uncontrolled expenses, lucrative redundancy packages and gold-plated pensions.

This should be implemented now to force long overdue savings, not when the BBC charter expires in 2016.

Clark Cross

Springfield Road

Linlithgow