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Microsoft Raises UK Prices By a Third and Can't Rule Out Future Hikes 185

Posted by timothy
from the such-small-portions dept.
New submitter DerekduPreez writes "Microsoft has revealed that it will increase volume licencing prices in the UK by an average of 29 percent to adjust for the 'sustained currency differences between European countries'. UK businesses have until 1st July to place their orders under the current prices before the changes take effect. Microsoft claims that because of sustained differences between the British Pound and the Euro, price spikes are necessary to maintain consistency across the region. Microsoft also confirmed that it could not rule out future increases, as it will continue to monitor currency movements and may make further adjustments if there are large fluctuations."
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Microsoft Raises UK Prices By a Third and Can't Rule Out Future Hikes

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  • by digitig (1056110) on Thursday May 03, 2012 @10:37AM (#39878143)

    And note that the EC still hasn't had its accounts signed off - and the gravy train of expenses and other payments probably means we will never get open accountability from them.

    A common cry of the Eurosceptics -- for some reason missing out the fact that most UK government departments haven't had their accounts signed off in many years either, and the gravy train of expenses and other payments probably means we will never get open accountability from them. But hey, at least it's honest-to-goodness British corruption, not like that nasty foreign sort, eh?

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