BT has launched a new broadband and phone package for people on a low income.

The firm’s new Home Essentials Broadband plan is available from today and offers anyone on Universal Credit or Pension Credit access to the internet for just £15 per month.

It’s much cheaper than BT’s standard tariffs and users only need to sign up for 12 months rather than the usual 18 months, with no early exit fees.

BT Home Essentials will be available exclusively to those on Universal Credit and a range of other means-tested legacy benefits.

Virgin Media has launched a new broadband tariff for households on Universal Credit – and it costs £15 a month.

The network’s new Essentials broadband plan is available to those facing financial difficulty – including families who are struggling in the wake of the pandemic.