At a time when living costs are reaching record highs, several broadband providers are offering special discounted deals to help people receiving benefits to stay connected.
Could you save up to £202 a year on your broadband bills?
If you’re a low-income family receiving Universal Credit or other benefits, you could be eligible for a social broadband tariff and save up to £202 a year on your broadband bills.
Who's eligible for a broadband social tariff?
If you receive one of the following benefits, you may be eligible for a social tariff:
- Universal Credit
- Pension Credit
- Employment and Support Allowance
- Jobseeker’s Allowance
- Income Support
What’s on offer?
Several broadband providers are offering low-cost broadband deals to eligible residents in Essex.
- BT Home Essentials – starting at £15 a month, plus £9.99 P&P
- Connect Fibre Basic Essentials - £20 a month
- Hyperoptic Fair Fibre Plan – starting at £15 a month
- NOW Broadband Basics – £20 a month
- Sky Broadband Basics – £20 a month
- Virgin Media O2 Essential broadband – £12.50 a month
- Virgin Media O2 Essential broadband plus – £20 a month
- Vodafone Essentials Broadband - £12 a month (Fibre 1) and £20 a month (Fibre 2)
- TalkTalk – free broadband for six months for jobseekers on Universal Credit who don't have an internet connection (contact your Jobcentre Plus work coach)
- YouFibre 50 - £15 a month
- County Broadband's Essential broadband tariff - £15 a month
- VOXI For Now - £10 a month
Please be aware that some offers may not be available at your address. For full details of each deal, visit the provider’s website.
If you’re not eligible
If you don’t meet the criteria for a discounted deal, but still want to save money on your broadband, we have some great tips to help you find a cheaper broadband deal. There are also free skills courses and other digital support available across Essex.