Mobile phone out of contract customers
Mobile phone companies are to cut bills for customers who are out of contract but still paying for smartphones via monthly charges. Tesco Mobile will cut monthly charges for those overpaying to its best airtime tariff. Virgin Mobile will move out of contract customers to the equivalent of a cheaper 30 day SIM card only deal. O2 will do the same for its own direct customers. Vodafone and EE will cut prices for those out of contract for more than three months to align with a SIM card only tariff.
Student Tuition Fees
Student tuition fees will not rise next year. The maximum for courses in 2020 will remain at £9,250 with no inflation linked increase.