Social Tariffs Toolkit
What social tariffs are currently available?

Broadband social tariffs


Many internet service providers offer broadband social tariffs. Ofcom’s table of social tariffs is the most up-to-date resource but we cannot guarantee that all the tariffs listed will remain available.

Last updated: 27 April 2022

Product Price Speed Eligibility criteria
BT Home Essentials £15 a month Around 36 Mbit/s Various state benefits (in and out of work)
BT Home Essentials 2 £20 a month Around 67 Mbit/s Various state benefits (in and out of work)
G.Network Essential Fibre Broadband £15 a month 50 Mbit/s Various state benefits (in and out of work)
Hyperoptic Fair Fibre 50 £15 a month 50 Mbit/s Various state benefits (in and out of work)
Hyperoptic Fair Fibre 150 £25 a month 150 Mbit/s Various state benefits (in and out of work)
KCOM Full Fibre Flex £19.99 a month 30 Mbit/s Various state benefits (in and out of work)
NOW Broadband Basics £20 a month 36 Mbit/s Universal Credit or Pension Credit
Sky Broadband Basics £20 a month 36 Mbit/s Universal Credit or Pension Credit
Virgin Media Essential Broadband £15 a month 15 Mbit/s Universal Credit

Other broadband tariffs

Broadband providers also offer low-cost products that are not social tariffs as  they do not require the customer to be in receipt of certain state benefits. These tariffs can be found on broadband comparison websites, such as Uswitch, but may not have the same advantages as social tariffs (e.g. no cancellation fees). You can change the ‘Sort by’ option on the comparison website to ‘Cost (low to high)’ to view the cheapest tariffs.