Price increase 2023: Energy, Water, Broadband, Council tax

by | Apr 5, 2023 | Bills, Broadband & Phone, Council Tax, Water

As April rolls around, households across the UK will see increases in broadband, water, and council tax bills. Meanwhile, businesses will face a hike in energy bills as the government’s Energy Bill Relief Scheme is replaced with the reduced Energy Bills Discount Scheme.

Here’s a breakdown of all the bill increases that will come into effect starting from April 2023.


Broadband price increases

BT: up to 14.4% increase

EE: up to 14.4% increase

NOW: No price rise

Plusnet: up to 14.4% increase

Shell: up to 13.5% increase

Sky: average 8.1% increase

TalkTalk: up to 14.2% increase

Three: up to 14.4% increase

Virgin Media: up to 13.8% increase

Vodafone: up to 14.4% increase

See the full list of Broadband package increases here


Water bill increase

The average UK water bill will increase by 7.5% in April. The exact increase varies from supplier to supplier. You can see the average percentage change for each combined water and sewerage supplier in the UK below.

Water supplier

Average 2023/24 bill

Average 2022/23 bill






Dŵr Cymru (Welsh Water)




Hafren Dyfrdwy








Severn Trent




South West












United Utilities













Energy bill increase

The end of the UK government’s energy relief schemes is set to impact both businesses and households across the country. While the EPG for domestic energy bills will remain fixed at £2,500 for at least the next three months, the end of the £400 energy discount scheme will see many households facing a practical increase in their bills starting from April.

Read more about the Energy Price Guarantee here


Council Tax increase

Council Tax rates for most of the UK will rise by 5% this April, coinciding with annual price rises across utility providers. The move was expected after Chancellor Jeremy Hunt granted permission for local authorities to raise rates by up to 5% without a referendum last November. At the time, treasury analysts expected 95% of local authorities to increase tax levels by the full amount.

In total, 115 out of 151 (just over 76%) of Councils responsible for social care have decided to raise their bills by the maximum permitted amount of 5%.

Live in London? Check how much your council tax will be in 2023/2024 here

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