Many household bills will be rising as energy companies and local authorities raise their prices in what some are calling ‘Price Hike Day’. Here are 11 things you will be paying more for.
Three of the UKs biggest mobile networks will be increasing their prices. O2 and Three customers will see 2.5 per cent increases with EE increasing theirs by 2.7 per cent. Sky have hiked their prices with Sky Entertainment, Ultimate On Demand, Fibre Max, and Fibre Unlimited packages all costing 2 more each month, while Sky Broadband Unlimited bills will increase by 1. Those of us who pay for prescriptions will see the cost rise by 20p, from 8.80 to 9.00. Council Tax will be up an average of 75 a year for band D properties on 1 April. There is a 4.5 per cent average council tax rise in England but some will be paying a lot more. Some drivers will be paying 65 more on car tax from April 6 after changes to the Vehicle Excise Duty but most will be paying just 5 more each year. The TV licence fee will rise to 154.50 a 4.00 increase on last year. It will now cost 2.97 a week or 12.87 a month. Energy prices will be rising so houses will be paying a typical 117 pounds a year for most on April 1. This is due to a price cap on standard tariffs ends on March 31. First Class stamps will now cost 70p and Second Class stamps 61p an increase of 3p in both cases. These increases came into effect on March 25. Dental fees will be rising on April 1, with basic NHS check-ups up 1.10 to 22.70 in England. Band two charges, including root canals and fillings, are up 3.00 to 62.10.