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
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
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
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 £9 - see how yours will change
The average water and sewerage bill in England and Wales will rise by £9 in the next year – to £405
1 February 2018
Average water bills to rise by 1%
Water bills are set to rise by an average of £2 across England and Wales in 2016-7
8 February 2016
Chancellor pledges measures to help boost switching
George Osborne has pledged to save families up to £470 a year by boosting competition and cutting red tape
30 November 2015
11 ways to beat new tax year changes: Act now and you can gain £1,000s
Massive changes are afoot both for the new tax year and many parts of the public sector change their prices then too
25 March 2015
Anglian Water SoLow customer? It's axing the tariff meaning bill hikes for 300,000
300,000 Anglian Water customers on its metered SoLow tariff will be moved to its standard tariff - with standing charges
20 March 2015
Water bills to fall 2% over the next year in England and Wales
Water and sewerage bills in England and Wales will fall by an average of 2%, or £9 after April, Water UK has announced
3 February 2015
8 December 2021
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British Airways glitch sparks anger as customers unable to convert Avios frequent flyer miles into Nectar points8 December 2021Swathes of frustrated British Airways customers have been unable to convert their Avios frequent flyer points into Nectar rewards because of a glitch with the airline's systems, which has resulted in an outpouring of anger online.
8 December 2021Zopa has this week closed all of its 60,000 existing investor accounts. If you're an investor, you'll be able to access your money by 31 January 2022 at the latest. If you're a borrower, nothing is changing and you should carry on with your repayments as normal.
7 December 2021The financial watchdog has proposed sweeping changes that would mean financial service providers give consumers better protection while preventing them from harm before it even happens.
7 December 2021Even if your car and home insurance is not up for renewal, everyone should get quotes now because in a month new rules may mean costs will spike.
29 November 2021I was invited on to BBC Radio 2 Vine's 'What Makes Us Human' programme. The brief: "write then read out an essay on one unique element of humanity, interspersed with some autobiographical notes".
21 September 2021There are more myths and misunderstandings about student finance than any other subject. So in this blog is my updated 2021/22 version of the must knows, with links to far more info.
14 September 2021Update September 2017: It’s eight years since I first braved this subject, expecting a snowstorm of protest. Instead, year after year more join in, like Julia who recently tweeted me, “@MartinSLewis, finally took your advice and told my family I can’t afford Christmas presents. What a weight off my mind. Thank you.” One year even the Archbishop of...
30 November 2021If you’re shopping online for gifts, the deadline for ordering to get ’em in time for Christmas may be sooner than you think. Get it wrong and instead of presents under the tree, they could be held hostage at a courier firm’s out-of-town depot… To help avoid this, retailers now give their own final cut-off dates for orders you want...
23 November 2021
Clever ways to calculate your finances