The price of the weekday Telegraph is to rise by 20p to £1.60 on Monday 3 October, with retail terms increasing to 34.4p per copy from 32.62p, but margins cut from 23.3% to 21.5%.

According to Retail Newsagent calculations, the change will result in retailers earning an additional £1,839,366 per year from the title.

But the margin cut means retailers will miss out on a potential additional £2,976,053 which could have been earned had terms been maintained.

The move is the latest in a raft of increases across national newspapers this year, with the Telegraph price rise following those on the Guardian, Times, Sun, Mail, Mirror and i.