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Water and sewerage charges to rise by up to 20% on average – here's what's happening where you live

The majority of households in England, Scotland and Wales will see water and sewerage charges rise from April. However, prices vary depending on where you live, and not everyone will see an increase.

2 February 2024

Welsh Water to give all customers £10 bill credit after misreporting leakage volumes – here's what you need to know

Welsh Water (Dŵr Cymru) will give £10 in bill credit to each of its 1.4 million home and business customers this year, after an internal review found it had misreported the volume of water it lost to leaks between 2020 and 2022.

26 May 2023

Water bills to rise by £31/year in England and Wales – but there are still ways you can cut costs

The average annual water bill in England and Wales is set to rise by around £31 a year (7.5%) from April, industry body Water UK has announced today.

2 February 2023

Struggling with your water bill? You could get up to 90% off from your supplier – here's how to check if you're eligible

If you're struggling, we've rounded up what each supplier has to offer and how to check if you're eligible and apply.

21 November 2022

More than seven million people now struggling to pay their bills - here's the help you can get if you're facing financial difficulty

Almost eight million people in the UK are currently struggling to pay their bills, according to the financial regulator. If you are facing financial difficulty, we explain how to check if you're eligible for support and how to try and cut costs and save on essential bills.

21 October 2022

Water companies forced to cut customer bills from April 2023 - here's what you need to know

Eleven water companies across England and Wales will be forced to cut customer bills by a collective £150 million from April 2023 after they missed targets on issues including pollution, sewerage flooding in homes, and water supply interruptions.

3 October 2022

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

Two MoneySavingExpert.com 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?

MoneySavingExpert.com 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