· Households who do not use the internet pay an average of £440 more a year for their goods and services, equivalent to 4.4 per cent of their average household income
· This equates to 5.4 per cent of the average household income for older people aged 65 plus and the most vulnerable people in society*
· Households that cannot take advantage of lower energy and telecoms tariffs for switching to online-only services miss out on a potential annual saving of £139
· 7 million people in the UK have never used the internet, with the vast majority (72 per cent) being the poorest 10 per cent in society
· Almost half (48 per cent) of those 65 years of age and over have never used the internet
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