Press Releases

  • Picture of a black woman kissing her daughter while hiding from the rain under an umbrella

    Households urged to soak up April shower of bill savings

    Average water and sewerage bill set to fall by about £2 to £408 from April – but households face other potential increases from energy, council tax, mobile, broadband and TV Consumer watchdog CCW says more than a million low-income households are now receiving reduced bills through water company support schemes but large numbers still missing…

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    Customers should have a bigger say over CMA decisions, says consumer watchdog

    The Consumer Council for Water (CCW) has responded to the Competition and Markets Authority’s (CMA) final decisions on the appeals lodged by four water companies against the five-year price controls set by regulator Ofwat in December 2019. Emma Clancy, Chief Executive of CCW, said “Customers want their voices to be heard and their views should…

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    More than 140,000 households in Wales receive ongoing help with water bills

    Consumer watchdog CCW says more than 140,000 households are now receiving reduced bills through water company assistance but large numbers still missing out About 1 in 8 households were struggling to afford their water bill before Covid-19 struck Households clock up potential bill savings totalling £14 million over the past year after using CCW’s free…

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    More than a million low-income households receive ongoing help with water bills

    Average water and sewerage bill set to fall by about £2 to £408 from April – but charges will vary with millions of households in England and Wales still facing an increase Consumer watchdog CCW says more than a million low-income households are now receiving reduced bills through water company support schemes but large numbers…

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    Faster complaint response times in the pipeline for most water customers

    Consumer watchdog CCW has led calls for water industry to speed up response to complaints Ten water companies pledge to improve on existing industry standard of ten working days Majority to reduce target to five working days from April as CCW and regulator Ofwat press for wider improvements on complaint handling Northumbrian Water (two days)…

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    CCW seeks views on ambitious three-year strategy

    Making sure water is affordable for every household and safeguarding services in the face of our rapidly changing climate are among the leading priorities in the Consumer Council for Water’s (CCW) most ambitious ever strategy. CCW has today launched its draft three-year blueprint for 2021 to 2024 which sets out the mission, strategic objectives and…