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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

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