4 million adults in the UK are in debt to one or more of their utility providers, according to research by the Debt Advisory Centre.
On 1st April, 2013, Ofwat's price hike comes into effect, raising the average annual water bill to £388.
Ofwat's announcement that the average water bill will rise by 3.5% to £388 in April will see consumers forced once again to tighten their purse strings, warns uSwitch.com, the independent price comparison and switching service.
Almost half of Saga Home Insurance customers say that their biggest concerns in the home are fire (24%) and burglary (23%).
E.ON has released research providing insight into Brits' bathing habits, revealing people in the UK spend almost two billion shower-hours and over one billion hours relaxing in the bath each year.
Consumers struggling with the rising cost of living could be losing out further because of the shocking quality of the household bills they receive, according to research from uSwitch.com.
Cash-strapped consumers are being warned not to rely on companies getting their sums right after new research from uSwitch.com revealed an ‘epidemic' of overcharging on household bills in the last year.
With millions starting to think about escaping the British weather as summer beckons, NFU Mutual, the UK's leading rural insurer, is warning homeowners to take precautions to ensure their sunshine break doesn't turn out to be a damp squib.
Electricity bills top the list of the most baffling bills with 36 per cent of people saying that they found them difficult to understand, closely followed by gas bills (33 per cent) and water bills (16 per cent).
Which? has discovered that 10 of the UK's 12 biggest water companies are promoting potentially unnecessary supply pipe insurance, costing consumers more than £100m per year.
The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs this week officially announced that the midlands and south east of England is in a state of drought, with reports that Britain is experiencing the worst ever water crisis in over thirty years.
Ofwat's announcement today that the average water bill will rise by 5.7% to £20 in April will be a blow to consumers and will wring many tightened household budgets dry, warns uSwitch.com, the independent price comparison and switching service.
Spiralling living costs mean many family budgets are now feeling the squeeze, so to help homeowners, Charlie Mullins, managing director of Pimlico Plumbers, is offering his top tips for reducing household water bills.
Consumers are being encouraged this week to think about their use of hot water in economic and environmental terms as part of the fifteenth Energy Savings Week (24-28 October).
Following news from the Association of British Insurers that escape of water in people's homes is costing £2 million every day, Allianz Insurance has released new data which reveals that in 2010, the amount paid by the insurer in domestic water damage claims jumped by 44.0% compared to the previous year.
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