The average UK household will spend a staggering £713,232 on bills and living expenses over a lifetime, according to analysis by uSwitch.com.
Small changes could add up to valuable savings on consumers’ energy and water bills, according to the Consumer Council for Water (CCWater) which is supporting the Big Energy Saving Week (October 20-24).
Water bills to rise by an average of 2% or £8 a year from 1st April - average household will pay £393 a year for water and sewerage, according to uSwitch.com.
Thames Water hopes an innovative energy-saving trial will cut the cost of treating wastewater in some of its older biological reactors by up to 50 per cent.
Ofwat has welcomed the decision by six water companies to ease the burden on customers in 2014–15 through lower bills.
Electricity bills top the nation’s list of the most baffling bills with 36% of people saying that they find them hard to understand, closely followed by gas and water bills.
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).
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