TalkTalk customers will pay up to £42 a year more for their broadband and TV packages from May, as the telecoms company announced its second price rise in six months.
The cost of TalkTalk’s Plus TV package will increase from £15.50 to £18.50 a month, while its popular Essentials TV package and its low-cost SimplyBroadband deal will each cost £1 a month more, rising to £8.50 and £3.50 respectively. Line rental for all customers will increase by 55p a month to £15.95, after a 45p a month rise in September 2014.
Existing customers will see prices rise on 1 May 2014 and new customers must pay the higher charges immediately. From 5 April customers with Plus TV will be given seven Sky channels, including Sky 1 and Sky Sports News, as standard – a move TalkTalk has said justifies its price increase on that package.