UK water bills to jump by 7.5%, up to 448 pounds
The increase would still be "unwelcome, particularly at the moment," even though the increase would still fall below the current inflation rate.
Water bills are expected to witness a 7.5% increase, which amounts to an increase from 31 pounds ($38) to 448 pounds as of April 1 in households in Wales and England.
The Water UK industry body said on Thursday that this poses the highest jump in nearly 20 years, adding: "Average yearly water and sewerage bills in England and Wales are forecast to rise by £31 (7.5%) to £448 in the forthcoming year, below inflation (November CPIH inflation, which regulators set as the benchmark, was 9.3%). Water bills remain lower, in real terms, than they were a decade ago."
On the other hand, Water UK policy director Stuart Colville expressed that the increase would still be "unwelcome, particularly at the moment" even though the increase would still fall below the current inflation rate. He added that concerns should be forwarded to water companies and reminded them that "water companies will never cut anyone off or make them use a prepayment meter."
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