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Mobile phone tariffs and inflation

EDM (Early Day Motion) 439: tabled on 27 February 2024

Tabled in the 2023-24 session.

This motion has been signed by 6 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

Motion text

That this House notes that a number of mobile phone operators have announced their annual tariff increase, which in April 2024 will be 8.8%; further notes that in recent years there has been an inflation plus 3.9% increase and in an environment where inflation is reducing, there is little or no justification for the 3.9% additional charge; and calls upon Ofcom to review the need for this extra charge when millions of individuals haven't availed of the reduced Social Tariff and are facing further increases in the use of a product that tens of million of people rely on.