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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 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