Water UK has announced the domestic water bill in England and Wales will rise by as much at 10.8% from 1st April. The actual increase customers will see depends on the company they are served by, but average bills will rise to £419, an increase of 1.7% (£7) on the current average bill. While this increase may not seem overly significant in isolation, it comes at a time of increasing pressure; in April, the energy price cap will rise by 54% to £1,971 for the default tariff, and £2,017 for customers on pre-payment meters, National Insurance rises by 1.25p in the pound, and council tax bills are set to rise an estimated 4%. Millions of households are already being hit hard by this cost-of-living crisis, and Government support announced on 3rd February does not go far enough to support those struggling the most.
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