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Thousands of cheap broadband rates that could halve your bill – are you one of them?

Thousands of people now have access to cheap broadband and phone charges that can significantly reduce charges.

Social Chargesare broadband and mobile transactions designed to help households struggling with the benefits ofto reduce costs.

BTannounces expanding the availability of "Home Essentials"social tariffsto some of the UK's most economically vulnerable families Did. The 

fee offers an average download speed of 36 Mbps and 700 minutes of calls for just £ 15 per month. This is about half the price of a standard fiber and calling package. 

Eligible customers can also opt for faster 67Mbps broadband and unlimited calling packages for £ 20 per month.

This transaction is usually only available to those who have received certain benefits.

This includes people with Universal Credit and those who get guaranteed credit elements for pension credits, job seekers' allowances, income support, employment and support allowances.

BT is now partnering with a family support charityHome-Start UKto provide an additional 2,500 economically vulnerable households with free devices and free connections to Home Essentials. doing. 

BT has also partnered with the charitiesButtleUKandBarnardosto allow more families to access the internet via the tariff. 

Home Essentials is only available to users currently supported by Home Start UK, Buttle UK, and Barnardos. 

However, there are some other social tariffs that may qualify even if you are not qualified.

Can social tariffs save money? 

Social Tariff is a means-tested offer for broadband customers who receive government benefits such as Universal Credit, Pension Credit, Employment and Support Allowance, Job Seeker's Allowance, and Income Support. ..

If you qualify, you can save hundreds of pounds on more expensive broadband offers.

Manybroadband operators offer social tariff discounts, but regulatorsOfcomare the target of most such transactions. I previously pointed out that the person was not registered.

The current social rate transactions are: 


Sky BroadbandBasicscosts £ 20 per month. 18 months.

To qualify, you must claim Universal Credit or Pension Credit and include your name on your monthly statement. 


Vodafone's VOXI brandVOXIFor Now ratesbenefit from unlimited 5G data, calls and text £ 10 per month for a person.

Virgin Media

Virgin Media Essentialis a social broadband rate available to new and existing Virgin broadband customers. 

On a 30-day rolling contract basis, we offer an average download speed of 15Mb for £ 15 per month. 

You must have received Universal Credit to be eligible for the charges.