Sky and BT suspend full billing

BROADCASTERS Sky and BT have both announced that they will suspend full billing for premises in the central belt of Scotland that have been forced to close due to the current COVID-19 restrictions.

A spokeswoman for Sky said the broadcaster has “proactively suspended the Sky service and billing for our customers in the central belt from October 2 to 26 or until the government’s measures are lifted”.

Customers outside the central belt have the option to suspend their Sky service and billing by visiting or calling 08448 244 244.

And in a statement BT Sport said if a customer has been required to close the company will suspend normal billing and charge “a nominal fee of 1%” of the usual subscription fee until the premises is allowed to reopen.

The company’s website says the 1% charge “is to validate that your account is still active and means we can quickly switch your service and charges back on as soon as your venue re-opens”.

Customers outside the central belt but which decide to close their premises for the duration of the tougher trading restrictions can contact BT Sport on 0800 678 1074 to discuss reducing their monthly charges.