At this time, especially in England where a lot of people are struggling financially and locked away in their homes due to the pandemic. Increasing the price of the one thing that might help keep them sane and in I would guess more than a few cases, lead to them having to cancel, is honestly very bad business.
Claiming that you’re raising the price to take into account the amount others have been paying in different currencies is not really a sustainable argument given that the value of the currency changes, sometimes drastically depending on the situation that is occuring in said host country.
Surely this is something that the CSM can bring to the attention of CCP? While I’m not naíve enough to belive that CCP while abort this decision, it needs to be highlighted to them how the players will perceive it, which is as a price hike in a crisis by a (now somewhat rare) example of a financially stable business.