Vodafone has today launched a broadband social tariff called Essentials Broadband at just £12 a month for eligible customers and 12 months free broadband for small businesses to support them with rising costs.

Vodafone Essentials Broadband is available to people on Job Seekers Allowance, Universal Credit, Employment and Support Allowance, Disability Allowance or Personal Independence Payment at a cost of £12 a month.

There are no set-up or leaving fees, and customers will not be subject to in-contract price changes. The plan gives access to Vodafone’s quality Fibre 1 or Full Fibre 1 plan for 12 months, providing fast and reliable connectivity with average download speeds of 38Mbps.

This new tariff complements the company’s existing mobile social tariff, VOXI for Now, which gives access to unlimited data, calls and text for £10 a month. Vodafone is the only network provider to offer social tariffs across fixed and mobile, meaning eligible customers can access mobile and broadband connectivity for 72 pence a day.

Vodaphone is also offering one year’s free broadband for small businesses to help them mitigate rising costs and stay connected to customers. This new support package offers Vodafone’s business grade broadband free for 12-months on a 24-month plan, and is available to new and existing customers who are eligible to upgrade.

If you or someone you know could benefit from this support please visit Vodafone’s cost-of-living page for further information www.vodafone.co.uk/mobile/supporting-through-cost-of-living-crisis?