Over half of households will struggle to pay their utility bills this year, says Ofwat - here's how you can cut costs
Over half of people will struggle to pay their utility bills this year, according to a survey of more than 2,000 bill payers, but there are still ways to try and cut the cost of your bills.
12 May 2022
Water bills to drop by an average £17/year
The average annual water bill of households in England and Wales will be cut by 4% from April
6 February 2020
Southern Water to give customers a share of £123 million over 'shocking' failures
Southern Water is to pay £123 million back to customers following an investigation by regulator Ofwat
25 June 2019
Regulators 'need to do more' to prove they protect consumers
The spending watchdog has said that the regulators for financial services, energy, water and communications sectors are unable to prove they are offering enough protection for consumers
20 March 2019
Customers ‘badly let down’ by water companies during Beast from the East
Hundreds of thousands of customers ‘were badly let down' by their water supplier when the Beast from the East struck
19 June 2018
Thames Water to give customers a share of £120 million over leak failures
Thames Water is to pay £120 million back to customers following an investigation by regulator Ofwat
7 June 2018
Thousands of homes have been left without water - here are your rights
Thousands of homes in England and Wales are still without water for a fourth day - here's what you need to know
6 March 2018
Water customers 'could switch suppliers,' Ofwat proposes
The regulator says opening up the water market to rival companies could help households save money
19 September 2016
Average water bills to rise by 1%
Water bills are set to rise by an average of £2 across England and Wales in 2016-7
8 February 2016
Water bills to fall 2% over the next year in England and Wales
Water and sewerage bills in England and Wales will fall by an average of 2%, or £9 after April, Water UK has announced
3 February 2015
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