Swap your mobile or internet provider. Start by using a comparison website such as compare the market,, money supermarket or Uswitch and see if your provider can match or beat it. Contact your Broadband provider to see if they have a social tariff that you could switch to – you may be able to reduce your costs. 

Social tariffs are special discounted deals available for low-income customers. You're likely to be eligible if you receive a means-tested benefit, such as Universal Credit, Pension Credit or legacy equivalents. Broadband social tariffs start at just £15 per month. Social tariffs are usually not subject to price rises or exit fees.

You could save an average of £250 per year by switching from your current broadband deal to a social tariff, and eligible customers of some providers could make even bigger savings. 

Broadband providers that provide reduced tariffs for eligible customers are BT, G.Network, Hyperoptic, KCOM, NOW Broadband, Sky and Virgin Media. Ofcom have provided a full list here.

Often, these tariffs aren’t very well advertised and they won’t ask you if you might be eligible for a social tariff, so always best to ask them.


Contact your water provider to see if you are eligible for a social tariff – you may be able to reduce your costs. 


Contact your energy provider to ask about social tariffs and talk to them about your bills and payments to see if they can help reduce your costs. 

You may be eligible for specific advice and support with your energy costs. For some money saving ideas check out this link for more details 

Once you've found a lower price, make a note of it and then call up your current provider and ask if they can beat it. 

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