TalkTalk has teamed up with the DWP to provides free broadband to jobseekers.
The scheme provides jobseekers with six months of contract free broadband via a home router, usually costing £23 a month. After six months, customers can cancel with no additional cost, or choose to continue onto a contract with TalkTalk. Its national rollout follows a successful trial in the North West of England. You can read more about this scheme in the Guardian here, and you can read Money Saving Expert’s guide to the scheme here.
To access this scheme, jobseekers must request it from their Jobcentre Plus work coach.
Connection to the internet is important to all jobseekers, and this scheme will provide good opportunities for people who would be otherwise excluded from the digital world to access a connection.