Britons on Universal Credit and tax credits could save £30 a month on broadband bills | Personal finance | Finance


Many Britons are still unaware that low-income households who rely on Universal Credit and tax credits could get fast broadband for a fraction of the cost. It could save the average household over £30 a month.

Millions of UK households could benefit from savings on their internet bills of over £350 a year.

But when it comes to saving money, a study found that a third of Britons (33%) would rather cut their fuel consumption than broadband to save money.

Social tariffs now allow citizens to pay less for their broadband so they can continue to access the internet, look for a job and stay in touch with friends and family.

Community Fibre’s Essential package costs £12.50 a month, saving over £30 on the average household bill of £41.50

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Ernest Doku, broadband expert at Uswitch.com, said it’s more important than ever for people to check their entitlement to things like cheaper broadband.

He said: ‘At a time when the cost of living is skyrocketing for many households, more need to be aware of what offers might be available for customers who are most in need.

Virgin Media is also offering Universal Credit seekers speeds of around 15Mbps for £15 a month.

TalkTalk has worked with the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) to waive setup fees for people who are not yet connected to the internet.

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Brits should also check if there is a food club near them as they could save a fortune on the grocery store.

Elaine Winghart told Express.co.uk she received £25 worth of food from a food club in Bristol for around £3.50.

It’s different from a food bank and everyone can benefit from good food at a lower cost.

Alternatively, supermarkets tend to offer Yellow Sticker bargains from 7 p.m.

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