Non-household updates

  • Credit protection changes mark significant step forward for business customers

    Measures to provide better protection to business customers who have built up credit on their water accounts mark a significant step in the right direction. CCW has welcomed the decision taken by regulator Ofwat to try and ensure businesses are given clearer and more frequent information by the water retailers that bill them on the…

  • Water market needs to deliver for all business customers

    Most small and medium-sized businesses are still not reaping benefits from the retail water market in England – and that needs to change. That’s the message from CCW in our response to today’s publication of the regulator Ofwat’s  fourth annual State of the Market report. This examines how well the market is performing for the…

  • Businesses want more help understanding their water consumption

    More than half of business customers want better information on their water consumption to help them understand how they can reduce their use of water. That’s just one of the key findings to emerge from research commissioned by the Retailer and Wholesaler Group (RWG) and supported by CCW. The survey forms part of wider efforts…

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    Water market needs to start delivering benefits for all businesses

    All businesses deserve a good service from their water retailer and for a swift resolution to problems when they occur but too many customers are still having to make a complaint. The Consumer Council for Water (CCW) is calling for improvements to make life easier for customers already facing the immense challenge of running a…

  • Testing the waters 2021 figures over closed sign

    A third of businesses ‘severely impacted’ by pandemic

    A third of businesses have been forced to review their future plans after being severely impacted by Covid-19, according to the latest CCW research. CCW’s Testing the Waters survey also found that less than a quarter of business customers could recall receiving information from their water retailer about the help and support available to them…

  • A small business which looks like a wine shop is reopening in the wake of Covid-19

    UPDATED: Covid-19 support for business customers extended

    Measures to help business customers that are struggling to pay their water bills after being hit in the pocket by the pandemic have been extended. The option to take out a repayment scheme should now be available to all businesses in England that can evidence their finances have been impacted by Covid-19 until the end…