Tuesday 28 February 2017 / 10:50 AM 2017 Press Archive / The Latest from Labour

Ofcom’s proposal to cut landline prices by at least £5 is a step in the right direction – Watson

Tom Watson, Labour’s Shadow Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, commenting on Ofcom’s review of standalone landline costs, said

“It’s a scandal that service providers have increased landline prices year on year despite benefiting from significant decreases in wholesale costs so Ofcom’s proposal to cut landline prices by at least £5 is a step in the right direction.

“Landlines are important to households across the country, and the elderly and vulnerable in particular. We need to see a fairer deal for consumers and the Government must act to put safeguards in place to prevent future increases above inflation.

“This landline rip-off can’t go on any longer.”