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Households 'hung out to dry' as water bills to rise by 2%

Average household water and sewage bills will rise by 2% or £8 from 1 April, industry body Water UK said today.

Water | 10 Feb 2014
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Ofwat blocks Thames Water 8% price hike

Ofwat has blocked the UK's biggest water supplier, Thames Water, from imposing a price hike of 8% on its customers for 2014-15.

Utilities | 08 Nov 2013
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Tuesday newspaper round-up: Water bills, Banks, Greece

Millions told to cut water use; UBS and Credit Suisse shares fall; Greek prime minister says country is not at "war" with EU or IMF.

Water | 05 Nov 2013
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Complaints to water companies fall for fifth year

Complaints against water companies in England and Wales have fallen for the fifth year in a row, according to the Consumer Council for Water (CCWater).

Water | 02 Oct 2013
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Thursday newspaper round-up: Tax deals, Pensioners, Water bills

Brussels probes multinationals' tax deals; water bills may fall as Ofwat attacks profiteering; disposable income of over 75s has surged.

Tax | 12 Sep 2013
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Thames Water seeks permission to hike prices

Thames Water has asked its regulator, Ofwat, for permission to increase prices by nearly £30.

Water | 12 Aug 2013
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How to clear your utility bill debt

Four million people in the UK are in debt to one or more of their utility providers. Follow these tips from the experts on how to cut down on your arrears.

Utilities | 03 Apr 2013
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Annual cost of running a home rises by £179

Struggling households are having to fork out £179 extra over the past year due to an increase in the annual expense of owning and running a house.

Utilities | 03 Apr 2013
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Sky-high bills: how to lessen the blow

Household bills are showing no signs of falling but savvy consumers can take action to minimise the costs.

Utilities | 27 Mar 2013
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Transport costs biggest drain on household budgets

Basic living costs are eating up more than half of consumers' monthly spend, with transport now the largest expense for Brits.

Utilities | 27 Mar 2013
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Brits to drown in bills as water price hike comes into play

Households face yet another hit to their finances with the average water bill set to rise by 3.5% from Monday.

Utilities | 26 Mar 2013
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Wednesday newspaper round-up: Venezuela, the FSA...

Venezuela mourns Hugo Chavez; G4S puts sections of its business up for sale; FSA was warned of LIBOR rigging as early as 2008.

Investments | 06 Mar 2013
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Water meters: the pros and cons

We answer the most frequently asked questions about these potentially money saving devices.

Water | 27 Feb 2013
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Brits hung out to dry as water bills rise to £388

Consumers are being ‘hung out to dry' as water watchdog announces a 3.5% price hike from the start of April this year.

Utilities | 05 Feb 2013
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15 million benefit from hosepipe reprieve

Three major water companies have lifted their hosepipe bans, benefitting 15 million people. Anglian Water, Southern Water and Thames Water announced the end of the ban on Wednesday.

Water | 13 Jun 2012

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