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Are you overpaying on your broadband bills?

22 January 2024

Martin Lewis, founder of, is an expert on how to spend less money. If you caught his annual billbuster on ITV, it won’t come as a surprise for you to learn that broadband and mobile prices will rise by up to 7.9% in spring.

Martin Lewis,
Photograph: Martin Lewis,

For those who missed it, there are big savings to be made in 2024! Fortunately, Martin has rounded up all the best deals so you can halve your costs and double your speed! If you’re one of the 7m who are out of contract, check now if you can switch and save.

Bonus tip: Cashback sites may pay you when you sign up for a broadband contract!

Unfortunately, not all broadband deals are available nationwide. Full fibre broadband is still being rolled out across the UK, though 80% of homes and businesses can now access gigabit-capable options. Comparison tools are available online to help you navigate through the best deals in your postcode area.

If you’re struggling to keep up with your broadband bills, some providers offer cheaper packages that are only available to customers on certain benefits. To check your eligibility, contact your broadband provider and ask them for a social broadband tariff.

The take-up of social tariffs has more than doubled in the last year, but millions of eligible customers are still missing out on savings of up to £200 a year, with deals starting from around £12 a month.

Digital York is dedicated to supporting communities that are struggling with their current connectivity. If you’re based in York and looking for advice, please email [email protected] for more information.


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