The introduction of the landline duty charge on owners of telephone lines, as announced in the Pre-Budget Report 2009, is not to proceed.
Who will be affected?
It was likely that the duty, the rate of which was planned to be £0.50 per line per month, would have been passed down the supply chain from telephone operating companies to end users.
The duty was to have effect on or after 1 October 2010.
The planned duty would have been an extra cost for most households in the country and its abolition is to be welcomed.