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    Sky prices going up in January

    This is a discussion on Sky prices going up in January within the Sky+ HD Supertelly forums, part of the Other Sky help and support category; Increased Sky subscriptions in January due to VAT increase. Source. Digital Spy Forums - View Single Post - Sky announces ...

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      Sky prices going up in January

      Increased Sky subscriptions in January due to VAT increase. Source.
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      Re: Sky prices going up in January

      i have to ask, why? surely sky could keep multirom and hd at a square 10.

      well aslong as the packs are stayng at 1

      One pack - 19.50 (was 19)
      Each extra pack - 1 (no change)
      Sky Sports pack - 20.25 (was 20)
      Single Sky Sports - 12.25 (was 12)
      Sky Movies pack - 16 (no change)
      Sky World - 52 (was 51)
      HD - 10.25 (was 10)
      Multiroom - 10.25 (was 10)
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      Re: Sky prices going up in January

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      i have to ask, why? surely sky could keep multirom and hd at a square 10
      Yeah, the billing systems can cope with odd pence. They knocked 25p off when VAT went down 2.5%, so I guess a 25p increase this time it is consistent at least.

      The basic one pack should really go up to 19.40 (16.17 ex VAT), so the extra 10p covers VAT on up to 5 additional packs - crafty.

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      Re: Sky prices going up in January

      i have to ask, why? surely sky could keep multirom and hd at a square 10.
      Any idea what that would cost them in lost revenue? It would probably at least pay Wayne Rooney's wages for a week.
      I'm a bit surprised the Movie pack is not going up, I wonder why?

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      Re: Sky prices going up in January

      The last published number of HD subscribers was 3.2 million.

      10 pm = 8.51 + 1.49 VAT. At 20%, VAT will be 1.70. So 21p x 3.2M = 672,000 a month, or just over 8M a year. Not an inconsiderable sum when you do the maths!

      But it's a bit more complicated than that...

      The actual increase is to 10.25, which equals 8.54 + 1.71 VAT (20%), meaning Sky will also pocket an extra 3p for themselves. Using the same 3.2M figure, the government get 8.45M in extra tax and Sky 1.15M in increased subs over a year.

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      Re: Sky prices going up in January

      Quote Originally Posted by Isitme View Post
      Any idea what that would cost them in lost revenue? It would probably at least pay Wayne Rooney's wages for a week.
      I'm a bit surprised the Movie pack is not going up, I wonder why?
      Probably the reason the Movie pack is not going up is because they arn't getting the subscribers for that package, although i do subscribe to the movies myself.
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      Re: Sky prices going up in January

      i did think it a bit strange when the movies didnt have an increase, i got 3 months half price movies after they got me to wipe my sky+ hdd, then tell me.
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