Return to monthly billing approved (2)

Companies must pay clients 50 euros if fail to comply

(ANSA) - Rome, November 14 - The Senate's budget committee on Tuesday approved an amendment to the government's fiscal decree that forces telecommunications and pay-TV providers to return to monthly billing.
    The move comes after many companies in these sectors started to charge clients every 28 days, a move seen as a way to raise prices by stealth.
    Companies that fail to comply will have to pay 50 euros to clients, plus one euro a day for each that passes after the deadline set by telecommunications authority AGCOM.
    The amendment also doubles the fines the companies can be hit with, taking them up to a maximum of five million euros.