Microsoft to raise prices by up to 22% after slump in pound

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Microsoft is to increase its prices by as much as 22%in the UK because of sterling’s recent decline, a rise that is likely to affect thousands of businesses and could cost the Governments tens of millions of pounds.

The price increase, from Jan. 1 2017, will be 13% for its enterprise software and 22 % for its enterprise cloud services, it said.

Pricing changes will not apply to consumer software or consumer cloud services, the company said in a blog post.