By Daniel Hunter

A "small" number of EE customers will receive a share of a £1m refund after they were wrongly charged VAT.

EE said customers were used the internet outside of the EU between October 2012 and October 2014 were affected.

Around 0.05% of EE's customers will receive a refund of between £2 and £80.

"Due to a configuration error in our billing system, made following a system change, a small number of customers were wrongly charged VAT on the Data Roaming bundle outside of Europe," spokesman David Nieberg said.

"This was a mistake, and we are now refunding these charges and contacting affected customers to apologise for the error."

He added: "We've claimed that money back from HMRC, and then it goes back to the customers."

EE will not pay cash refunds, instead placing credit onto customers' accounts.

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