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TV licence fee to rise by £10.50 a year to £169.50 from April 2024

The annual cost of a standard colour TV licence will rise to £169.50 from 1 April 2024 – an increase of £10.50 on the current price of £159 a year – the Department for Culture, Media and Sport has announced.

7 December 2023

Virgin Media offers automatic discounts to customers put on hold – but wait to speak to someone in person as you may get a better deal

Virgin Media is offering automated discounts to cable customers put on hold who call up seeking a price cut, has learned, although we've also heard of users securing far better deals if they stay on the line and haggle in person.

19 January 2022

Tesco Mobile to hike the cost of out-of-bundle calls and texts from February

Tesco Mobile customers will be charged more than double what they currently pay if they exceed their pay-monthly calls allowance from 9 February. Meanwhile, charges for out-of-bundle services, such as to send picture messages and to make international calls, will also rise for both pay-monthly and pay-as-you-go (PAYG) users.

10 January 2022

Five major events set to impact your personal finances in 2022 - and what to do about them

From the reintroduction of costly European roaming charges to new rules around car and home insurance - here's a quick breakdown of five key events and changes that are set to impact your finances in early 2022 and, more importantly, what to do about them.

6 January 2022

Broadband adverts to show AVERAGE speeds

From next week, adverts from broadband providers will all have to show the average rather than the top speeds they offer

18 May 2018

Netflix hikes prices of top-end subscriptions

TV and movie streaming giant Netflix is increasing the price of some of its subscription packages

6 October 2017

Broadband users to get automatic compensation for outages

Broadband firms will have to repair faults and perform installations quicker and pay automatic refunds under Ofcom plans

25 February 2016

Beat the BT Sport hikes: Millions auto opted in, everyone with BT broadband should check

More than five million BT Sport customers either face a steep price rise or will have to pay £5/month extra

22 July 2015

Netflix increases prices for new customers

New sign-ups to the online TV and movie streaming service Netflix will pay more for standard monthly membership

11 June 2015

Want Netflix? Move quickly – it's hiking prices today

Netflix is upping prices for new customers later today from £5.99/month to £6.99/month

9 May 2014