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 firms in U-turn over marketing letters that use 'scare tactics'
Water firms have been forced to review their communications and in one case even cancel a mass mail-out after a backlash from customers
2 July 2019
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
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
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
United Utilities calls off hosepipe ban
United Utilities has called off its planned hosepipe ban, which was due to affect millions of customers
2 August 2018
United Utilities announces hosepipe ban - here's what it means for you
North west of England water supplier United Utilities has announced that a hosepipe ban will start on Sunday 5 August
17 July 2018
More than half of UK airports STILL don't have free water fountains
Four UK airports are in the process of installing free drinking water fountains but half still don't have them
10 July 2018
Customers ‘badly let down’ by water companies during Beast from the East
Hundreds of thousands of customers ‘were badly let down' by their water supplier when the Beast from the East struck
19 June 2018
Thames Water to give customers a share of £120 million over leak failures
Thames Water is to pay £120 million back to customers following an investigation by regulator Ofwat
7 June 2018
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Government app to be launched next year, allowing Brits to access free schools meals and change driving licence details in one place15 October 2021The Government has unveiled plans to launch an app that will allow users to access Gov.uk services all in one place. The new app will allow users to look up information and apply for different Government features through one account.
15 October 2021Important changes to the way insurers charge new and existing customers are on their way, which will put an end to the 'loyalty premium' borne by consumers, says MoneySavingExpert.com founder Martin Lewis.
15 October 2021The UK advertising watchdog has banned an advert issued by Voxi, a subsidiary of Vodafone, for "misleading" customers over data and pricing.
15 October 2021Vaccinated travellers entering England from abroad will be able to take a day two lateral flow test instead of a more expensive PCR test from Monday 24 October, in a move by the UK Government to make going abroad cheaper and easier ahead of October half-term.
15 October 2021The coronavirus outbreak is causing major travel disruption around the globe
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...
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