Last year - Budget insurance £145.
This year, Budget insurance £275
Budget also impose automatic renewal. They simply take the money. You have no choice.
As it happened I read their 'offer to renew' email carefully.
My home and contents insurance for this year is going to be with Privilege. £129.
I called Budget to stop the automatic renewal. The call centre gimp immediately reduced the price to £208 "because the rates have changed since your offer quote"
It was sent on the 2nd of April. I called today, the 4th of April. That's a hell of a change in 1 working day.
Any rate, Budget insurance are clearly a load of bar stewards and thieves as they came up on the comparison sites at £131 for the same cover they wanted to charge me £275 for on Saturday and £208 for today.
Interestingly, at the beginning of the call, the automated voice told me I would be invited to complete a customer satisfaction questionnaire at the end of my call. Strangely, at the end of my call, the chap I spoke to said goodbye and the line cut off. Clearly, Budget only want feedback if you are a happy customer.