Government announces new plans to slash broadband bills | Personal Finance | Finance

Government announces new plans to slash broadband bills | Personal Finance | Finance

The Government has announced new plans to cut broadband bills for millions of low-income households, by encouraging suppliers to offer new “social tariffs”.

Even if you do not qualify for these cheap deals, which start from as little as £15 a month, you can still save money while staying connected.

Next week, the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) will launch a new service that allows internet service providers to check whether customers receive a state benefit that makes them eligible for extra financial support, and target a discounted tariff at them.

Social tariffs offer discounted broadband and mobile deals for people on benefits, yet only 1.2 percent of those eligible have taken advantage.

Cost of living business tsar David Buttress said: “We’re making it easier for companies to…

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News Source: www.express.co.uk


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