Archive for the ‘Water Rates’ Category

Water Rates to de-regulate April 17

Tuesday, January 17th, 2017

In April 2017 the remainder of the UK water market will de-regulate following on from Scotland pioneering such de-regulation back in 2008.

This means that all businesses within England and Wales can, for the first time, choose which water supplier they want to use. Up until now only the very largest users of water in England and Wales have been free to switch suppliers.

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Is the water you use fairly priced?

Monday, February 10th, 2014

Let’s face it, for most business owners that are looking to reduce overheads, the water bill is not always an obvious place to start.  Frequently still known as ‘water rates’, the image of a fixed charge made to a publicly owned utility is still prevalent. 

In reality, the various different water and wastewater providers in England and Wales are privately owned companies that in most cases are charged with making a profit.  The location of your business premises will determine which supplier(s) you are with, and those suppliers will levy charges according to a published tariff 

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