Sky told to lose exit penalties for January
If you're a Sky broadband and landline customer, and you want out, now is the time to do it. Basically, Sky put their line rental costs up last month, and customers have been given an extra 30-days to exit their contracts without any penalty.
All Sky Talk customers were told of the price change in October '15, and were given a month to either switch to another package or cancel their service. However, after some complaints, Sky were told that they have to extend this deadline.
This is a move by Ofcom to allow people to move from contracts with greater ease. Other companies have also been told that they'll have to lift penalties for people who want to leave their services, such as EE, BT, and TalkTalk.
Seeing as people are being charged hundreds of pounds for wanting to leave a company, because they're getting a crappy service or a product that was not as good as advertised, penalties on top of that are a very contentious issue.
Anyway, Sky customers now have until January 31st to cancel their package if they so desire.