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Sky Bills To Increase By £36 For Millions Of Customers In New Price Hike

Sky Bills To Increase By £36 For Millions Of Customers In New Price Hike

Sky is set to increase its bills for millions of households across the country from April 1st.

The broadband and telecoms giant - which is Britain's largest - confirmed to Tyla that it will be hiking bills by an average of £36 a month.

A spokesperson said: "We know price increases are never welcome, so we try to keep prices down while continuing to bring customers the best entertainment all in one place, leading customer service and even more flexibility to choose the package that best suits them."

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It is increasing the price of four TV broadband packages, all of which will have a knock-on effect for Sky customers.

The essential broadband package is set to increase by £2, from £20 to £22 per month.

Meanwhile, Sky Entertainment will increase from £22 to £24, while the multi-screen option will cost an extra £1 a month too, rising from £13 to £14.

Sky is increasing in price for many (Credit: PA)
Sky is increasing in price for many (Credit: PA)
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To watch Sky in HD, it will now cost £6 instead of £5, increasing by £5 a month.

This means that if you're one of those tech lovers that does have all of the above, your bills could cost an extra £72 a year.

However, Sky predicts the new changes will cost customers just £3 a month more on average - so, £36 a year.

Not all the packages will hike in price, though. Sky Cinema and Sky Kids and Sky Sports packages will also stay the same. Meanwhile, Sky Broadband customers will also pay no more than usual.

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As well as confirming the news to Tyla directly, Sky is also set to lay out its new price plans on its website later today, and send letters to affected customers via email or post in due course.

If customers are on the minimum term contract, they will not be able to leave Sky as the increase is brought into place, unless they are an Essentials customer.

Sky will contact customers if they will be affected (Credit: Pexels)
Sky will contact customers if they will be affected (Credit: Pexels)

Essentials customers will have the option to cancel penalty free as long as they've been notified directly about the changes.

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While those outside the minimum term of their contracts will be able to leave too, but only if they can give 31 days notice.

This is the latest in a steady annual price increase from Sky. In 2018, the broadband and telecoms provider increased costs by £30 a year, while last year they rose by up to £42.

However, since the last price increase in February 2019, Sky has added value to its services, debuting Sky Crime and Sky Comedy channels, launching Sky Documentaries and Sky Nature and announcing new partnerships with BBC, Channel 4, Channel 5, Warner Media (HBO), Netflix and STV in Scotland.

Other perks it has recently added includes free 5G for mobile customers if they join Sky VIP and Ultrafast Broadband.

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Topics: News, Money, Sky, Technology

Joanna Freedman

Joanna is a journalist at Tyla with a particular interest in highlighting women's issues and telling inspiring first person stories. She's also their resident foodie, and loves covering exciting new beauty launches, too. Contact her at [email protected]

 

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