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Sky announces UK price increases

Sky has announced a series of price increases across some of its TV and broadband packages.

Most price increases are between £1-2, justified by the addition of new services, content, or the development of new systems. The increases will be implemented from April 1.

Sky Broadband Essential and Sky TV Entertainment have both been raised by £2 to £22 and £24 per month respectively. Sky TV Multi-screen and Sky HD TV have been raised by £1 to £14 and £6 per month. Sky has said that the average customer will see an increase of £3 per month, equivalent to £36 per year. The Mirror estimates that millions will be affected.

Affected customers will be contacted by email or post between February 20 and March 25. Ofcom rules state that mid-contract price increases opens up the ability for customers to exit their contract penalty-free within 30 days of being notified, but this does not apply here as the increase is related to inflation.

A spokesperson for Sky 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.”