‘One in five consumers struggling to pay water bills’

One in five householders cannot afford to pay their water bills, the industry watchdog has revealed. Research by the Consumer Council for Water (CCWater) found the figure is an increase from one in eight customers last year. Its survey also reveals that less than six out of 10 water customers consider their water and sewerage […]

Sussex school installs solar panels

A secondary school in East Sussex has had 143 solar panels installed on its rooftops, which is expected to generate more than 35,000 kWh of electricity per year. Ovesco, a community-owned renewable energy provider installed the PV panels with the help of Southern Solar at Lewis Priory school. The company claims the school will save […]

Homeowners must not subsidise cheaper water bills for businesses

Homeowners must not be left to foot the bill for changes to water policy. This is the call from the Consumer Council for Water, which is concerned about plans to increase competition in the water sector. The Water White Paper today proposes to boost competition by helping more players enter the supply market. This move […]