Broadband: Prices

Department for Science, Innovation and Technology written question – answered at on 19 July 2023.

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Photo of Angela Eagle Angela Eagle Labour, Wallasey

To ask the Secretary of State for Science, Innovation and Technology, whether she is taking steps to support families with increases in the cost of broadband.

Photo of John Whittingdale John Whittingdale The Minister of State, Department for Culture, Media and Sport, Minister of State (Department for Science, Innovation and Technology)

We recognise this is a challenging time for households. The Department for Science, Innovation and Technology continues to work with Ofcom and providers to ensure provision of social tariffs for those on low incomes.

Social tariffs are available in 99% of the UK, from 23 providers starting from £10 per month. We are also engaging with industry to ensure they keep to their commitments to support customers struggling with bills, with payment plans, or penalty-free switching to cheaper tariffs.

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