It means Cost of living The crisis is about to get worse for some families, with many bills going up as a result.
Britons are facing higher energy bills and food prices as inflation continues to rise.
Energy regulator Ofgem has confirmed its price cap will increase from £1,277 to £1,971 – a staggering increase of £693 or about 54%.
Prepaid customers will be hit harder, with a £708 increase from £1,309 to £2,017.
According to experts in Kantar, families have been warned to increase their annual food bills by £180.
It comes as the Consumer Price Index (CPI) inflation rate – i.e. the ratio of prices of purchased goods and services rising or falling – is confirmed to have hit another high of 5.5% for the week. this.
Inflation increased from 5.4% in December – a 30-year high since March 1992, when it stood at 7.1%.
BT will charge customers up to £42 more a year for its broadband from March.
The telecom giant confirmed a 9.3% increase for all customers, who signed up after August 31, 2020. It also includes those who will be out of contract before March 31, 2022.
Broadband users who signed up before September 2020 and have a contract after March 2022 will see a slightly smaller increase of 5.4%.
Those on the Home Essentials, Basic and Home Phone Saver plans, and customers with the monthly BT Sport Card and BT Sport via Sky without BT broadband, will not be affected by any of the increases.
Disney+ has increased the cost of subscriptions for annual members to £20 – up from £59.99 a year to £79.90.
The change was first confirmed in January 2021 but affects only those who signed up before February 23, 2021.
It means that people whose annual subscription ends this month will start being notified of the price increase now.
Disney+ has increased the monthly subscription price from £5.99 to £7.99 in August 2021.
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All broadband customers with EE will see bills up 9.3% in March.
The same increase will apply to mobile users who signed up for EE after August 31, 2020, or those whose contract expires before March 31, 2022.
If you have a 128GB iPhone 13 contract with EE with unlimited data where it costs you £66 a month, you can expect your bill to increase by around £73 a year.
Mobile customers who sign up before September 2020 and have a contract after March 31, 2022, will see their bill increase by 7.5%.
O2 customers who pay monthly or contact only using SIM will see bills increased by 11.7% compared to April.
How much your plan will increase depends on when you join the roaming.
Those who join after 25 March last year will face an 11.7% price increase – plus £48 a year to your bill.
The most expensive iPhone Pro Max 5G with unlimited data on a 24-month contract with O2 costs £89.75 a month.
On this bill, £35 is the airtime portion, which would increase by £4.01 a month – or £48.12 a year – matching an 11.7% increase.
Your device plan will not be affected by the price increase.
If you joined O2 before March 25 of last year, the amount your bill grows will be capped at the RPI inflation rate, which is 7.8%.
Plusnet users registered after October 6, 2020 will be affected by bills up 9.3% from March 31.
So, for example, if you’re paying £24 a month for unlimited fiber broadband, you’ll be paying an extra fee of around £26 a year.
If you join before October 7, 2020, you’ll also see an increase of 9.3% but this will only apply to call costs for the fixed term of your contract.
As soon as your contract ends, the price will increase by 9.3% on your entire bill.
Millions of Sky customers will pay up to £43 more a year for their TV and broadband from April.
As for the monthly cost, it charges an extra £3.60 a month.
The amount on your Sky bill will vary depending on your plan and whether you’re on a contract.
The cost of the Signature TV plan will increase by £1 a month to £27 but getting its other services faces a typical rise of £3.60 a month.
Its box office package will increase from £11 to £12 a month, and BT Sport is also increasing it by £1 to £28.
Broadband customers are facing a £2.50 increase, with Sky essential and superfast internet plans rising to £2,750 and £30.50 a month respectively.
Sky HD customers are facing a £1 price increase as it goes from £7 to £8.
TalkTalk will push its price up 9.1% in April for home phone and broadband users. The increase adds up to around £2 per month.
To give an example, if you have a TalkTalk Fiber 64 plan that costs £24, it will cost you an extra £2.20 a month from April.
This adds up to £26.40 annually.
Fixed Price Plus customers beyond the minimum contract term will see a 5.4% increase in bills.
Customers classified as vulnerable, such as the elderly or those with physical or mental disabilities, will not see any price increases.
Three customers in a month of pay or SIM-only transactions who made a new or renewed transaction from October 29, 2020, will see their bill increase by 4.5% compared to April.
If you were paying £35 a month for Three, this would mean your extra costs would add up to around £20 a year.
Those who join before October 29, 2020 will see their phone bill increase by 7.8%.
This will add £33 per year, if you are currently paying £35.
Virgin Media customers with broadband, TV and home phone deals will see an average price increase of £56 a year in March.
The average household will see their plan increase by £4.70 a month or £56.40 a year, the company said. Out-of-package call costs do not change.
Last year, bills rose by an average of £2.50 and £4.50 a month for customers.
Vulnerable customers – including those above Essential broadband plan and landline users on Talk Protected plan – won’t see their bill increase with the changes.
Each Virgin Mobile paying monthly or SIM-only customer will saw their bills grow 11.7% over April.
This is the same as some of O2’s customers, as both companies are now amalgamated.
Again, it will only affect your airtime rates – your device plan won’t be affected.
To see how it will affect you, someone on a £7 a month airtime rate will be charged an extra 82p per month.
This works out to around £10 more annually.
Vodafone mobile customers who register after December 8, 2020 will saw their bills increase by 9.3%.
The same goes for home broadband users who sign up after February 1, 2021, with the increases going into effect from April.
If you have a £20 Superfast broadband plan with Vodafone, this means your annual gain will be around £22.
Or for a mobile customer paying £31 per month for a Samsung Galaxy S21 FE phone plan, your bill will increase by around £35.
https://www.mirror.co.uk/money/mobile-broadband-bills-rising-march-26270014 All mobile and broadband bills up from March including Sky, O2 and Virgin