Times and Sunday Times websites to charge from June

The Times and The Sunday Times will start charging for access to their online content from June, charging £1 for a day¹s access or £2 for a weekly subscription, News International has announced.

Both titles will launch new websites in early May, separating their digital presence for the first time and replacing the existing Times Online.

Registered customers will be able to access the two new sites during a free trial period.

From June, the new sites will go behind a pay wall, with the weekly subscription providing users with access to the epaper and new applications.

Rebekah Brooks (pictured), CEO of News International, says: “These new sites, and the apps that will enhance the experience, reflect the identity of our titles and deliver a terrific experience for readers.

We expect to attract a growing base of loyal customers that are committed and engaged with our titles. We are building on the excellence of our newspapers and offering digital access to our journalism at a price that everyone can afford.”

Brooks said The Times and The Sunday Times are the first of its four titles in the UK to move to this new approach.

“We will continue to develop our digital products and to invest and innovate for our customers.”

Latest from Marketing Week


Access Marketing Week’s wealth of insight, analysis and opinion that will help you do your job better.

Register and receive the best content from the only UK title 100% dedicated to serving marketers' needs.

We’ll ask you just a few questions about what you do and where you work. The more we know about our visitors, the better and more relevant content we can provide for them. And, yes, knowing our audience better helps us find commercial partners too. Don't worry, we won't share your information with other parties, unless you give us permission to do so.

Register now


Our award winning editorial team (PPA Digital Brand of the Year) ask the big questions about the biggest issues on everything from strategy through to execution to help you navigate the fast moving modern marketing landscape.


From the opportunities and challenges of emerging technology to the need for greater effectiveness, from the challenge of measurement to building a marketing team fit for the future, we are your guide.


Information, inspiration and advice from the marketing world and beyond that will help you develop as a marketer and as a leader.

Having problems?

Contact us on +44 (0)20 7292 3703 or email customerservices@marketingweek.com

If you are looking for our Jobs site, please click here