Sky is increasing the price for some of its services from 1 April 2019. Here's what will be changing and by how much.
The increases in price are coming 'per service' so customers that are currently paying for Sky Talk Anytime, Sky Fibre Broadband and Sky Entertainment will see an increase of £2 per month for each one of these services.
Sky has suggested that the average monthly bill will increase by around £3.50 per month, but if you are paying for all the packages that will be affected by these price increases it could be as much as £8 per month.
Which Sky services are increasing in price?
These price changes will be coming into effect from Monday 1 April.
- Sky Broadband will increase by £1 per month
- Sky Fiber Broadband will increase by £2 per month
- Sky Q Multiscreen increasing by £1 per month
- Sky Talk Anytime will increase by £2 per month
- Sky Talk Evening and Weekends will increase by £1 per month
- Sky Entertainment will increase by £2 per month
- Sky Cinema will increase by £1 per month
Can you cancel Sky TV without a penalty?
If you’re not happy with these price increases then you may be able to leave your contract with Sky without a penalty. Purchasing a package from Now TV may provide you with your favourite TV at a cheaper price, but do make sure you've found a better deal before you leave your current provider.
If you’re outside of your minimum contract term for your packages, you will be able to leave without penalty at any time - you can contact Sky to start the cancellation process but you will need to give a certain amount of notice before you leave.
If you are affected by the Sky Broadband or Sky Telephone changes and you are still inside the minimum term, you can cancel your contract without paying an early cancellation charge. Once you receive official confirmation from Sky about the price increases to your policy (which you should have seen around the 20th of February) you can call and cancel your contract within 30 days of your notification.
If you’re within your minimum term for a Sky TV contract, sadly you won’t be able to cancel it without a penalty. You may be able to haggle with sky directly if you contact them but that is usually on a case-by-case basis.