Water rate hikes ‘will hit poor’

People on low incomes will struggle to keep up with upcoming water rate hikes, a consumer group has warned.

Households across England and Wales face average bill increases of £20 per year when new rates come into force on Sunday.

But the Consumer Council for Water warned that some customers would be harder hit than others.

The average 7% increase masks regional variations in price rises from the different water companies.

Channel 4 – News – Water rate hikes ‘will hit poor’


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