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
Average water bill to rise by £8 – see how yours will change
The average water and sewerage bill in England and Wales is set to rise by £8 to £415 a year from 1 April
20 February 2019
Household bills now rising faster than inflation, MSE Bills Tracker shows
Household bills are rising faster than inflation for the first time since April 2017, according to the latest MSE Bills Tracker
26 November 2018
Let companies make water meters compulsory, MPs say
The Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee has published a report, Regulation of the Water Industry, which makes the suggestion
9 October 2018
Free water refill points to be introduced across Scotland
The first will be opened in Edinburgh next month, and others will appear between now and March
27 September 2018
Three water companies scolded for poor customer service by watchdog
Three water companies have been told by the Consumer Council for Water to improve customer service following a high number of complaints
20 September 2018
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18 June 2021JPMorgan Chase has this week struck a deal to purchase UK digital investment platform Nutmeg. Both firms have confirmed there will be no change for Nutmeg customers for now, although they've promised a wider range of products and services in future.
Warning - certain Applaws, Pets at Home and Sainsbury's branded cat food has been recalled over fears it could be linked to fatal disease17 June 2021Pet owners have been warned to stop feeding certain dry food to their cats over fears it could be linked to a fatal disease. Certain Applaws, Pets at Home, and Sainsbury’s branded cat food made by Fold Hill Foods are affected by the precautionary recall but you can get a full refund from retailers.
17 June 2021The first-ever curriculum mapped financial education textbook – funded jointly by MoneySavingExpert founder Martin Lewis and the Money and Pensions Service – has now landed in secondary schools in Scotland.
16 June 2021New mortgage deals are at their LOWEST EVER rates, with two-year fixes down to 0.95% and five-year fixes at 1.17% (though in some cases they load the cost in the form of hefty fees). That means huge savings are possible for some.
Tesco Bank trials new debit card that gives you extra Clubcard points during the first three months - and budgeting help16 June 2021Tesco Bank has quietly launched a prepaid debit card called 'Clubcard Pay', which it's currently trialling.
Martin Lewis: Why you shouldn't worry too much about your credit score – it’s not actually a real thing14 June 2021When it comes to finances, numbers are key – whether it's what you earn, your credit card balance or the interest rate on your mortgage, small changes can add up to a big difference. Yet there's one number you shouldn't pay too much attention to – your credit score.
18 May 2021If you started university between 1998 and 2012, or since then in Scotland and Northern Ireland, you'll have a Plan 1 student loan. While much is written about whether those with savings should overpay the current English Plan 2 student loans, there's little out there about Plan 1. I wanted to change that, so here's a video explaining how to decide...
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