Find out what support you can get if you’re affected by coronavirus
If you are a household customer
COVID-19: What financial support is available?
Lots of people are experiencing unexpected changes in their circumstances due to the coronavirus pandemic. That includes changes in their financial circumstances and their ability to keep up with household bills. Find out what financial support is available for you.
Help from your water company
If your household finances are being impacted by the coronavirus outbreak, you can seek help from your water company. It’s also worth asking your company about its free priority services if you think your circumstances now or in the future mean you might require additional help accessing any aspect of your water and sewerage services, particularly if there is disruption to your water supply.
Help from the Government
The Government’s coronavirus website provides further advice on a wide range of issues, including a guide to staying safe and details of the measures it has put in place to help support businesses.
Money Advice Service
The Money Advice Service also has a wealth of free resources to help you manage your finances through these difficult and uncertain times.
Most water companies are offering free educational materials for children who are being taught at home due to COVID-19. Take a look at your water company’s website to learn about the importance of valuing water, where it comes from, as well as lots of fun activities to do as a family:
If you are a business customer
If your company has been disrupted or hit financially due to COVID-19, we want to ensure that you know what support is on offer, and what you can do to manage your water bills.
Help for business customers
We have written a blog to help support businesses who have been impacted by the COVID-19 lockdown.
Are you self-employed?
If you’re self-employed with no business premises, you can find out what financial support is available for you if your financial circumstances change due to COVID-19. You can also check the Government’s advice on what to do if you’re self-employed and getting less work or no work.
COVID-19 Repayment Scheme
COVID-19 repayment schemes are available to support businesses who are struggling to pay their bills due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Temporary Vacant Properties
We’ve published some advice for business customers who have had to temporarily close during COVID-19 to make sure they are now receiving accurate water bills that reflect their use. Read our Temporary Vacant Properties FAQs
Businesses should be treated fairly
With the industry regulator, Ofwat, we have written to all retailers, setting out our expectations of them during this difficult period for business customers who are struggling.