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Two MoneySavers reclaim £1,000+: How to check and challenge incorrect water bills if you use a soakaway or septic tank

Two users have secured refunds and compensation worth thousands – and reduced their wastewater bills – after arguing their past payments should have been lower as their homes aren't connected to public sewers.

19 May 2022

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 rise by £7/yr but there are still ways you can cut costs - here are the details

Average household water and sewerage bills in England and Wales are set to rise by around £7 a year (1.7%) from April, it has been announced today. But prices will vary depending on where you live and some will see much larger increases. Meanwhile, bills in Scotland will rise by a higher 4.2% on average.

4 February 2022

Martin Lewis: It's time to tackle the forgotten utility - can you save £400/yr on your water bill? founder Martin Lewis has told consumers to take advantage of the 600,000 water saving freebies that are available right now. On his weekly The Martin Lewis Money Show on ITV he told viewers they could save money by considering the "forgotten utility".

5 November 2021

15 gold medal MoneySaving successes of 2021 - including £7,000 council tax back, £22,000 competition win, £250 WFH tax claim

As many feel moved by Team GB's recent Olympic success, we hope to inspire you to overcome your financial hurdles and achieve a knockout MoneySaving victory by celebrating 15 of our users' best successes of 2021. Some require you to go the extra mile (for a big reward), others are swimmingly easy. On your marks, get set, go...

17 August 2021

Water firms upping direct debits of metered customers due to increased lockdown use – check NOW if you're overpaying

Households with water meters should check their bills as many firms are upping direct debits due to higher use during lockdown. And with usage over the next year likely to drop for many as restrictions ease, you could end up paying a lot more than you need to unless you take action.

25 May 2021

Thames Water takes payments from customers early in direct debit blunder

Utility giant Thames Water has mistakenly taken thousands of customers' direct debit payments a day early after a "system error".

14 April 2021

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

April price rises have kicked in - act now to beat the hikes

A new wave of price hikes hit today, from council tax and prescriptions to energy and broadband - and while you can't stop the rises, there are still plenty of ways to cut these bills

1 April 2019