PM to tackle rising water bills

Prime Minister David Cameron will take action to help households struggling to meet rising water bills, his spokesman has said.

Defra: We want customers to get a good deal on water

The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs has confirmed the government's move to examine water prices next week.

The Government is working across the board to reduce the cost of living and help hard-working households who are feeling the pinch.

We want to ensure customers get a good deal from the water sector and will be setting out our approach next week.

– Defra statement

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Water companies next to face Government scrutiny

Prime Minister David Cameron will take action to help households struggling to meet rising water bills, his spokesman said.

British water firms are next to face political scrutiny over pricing.
British water firms are next to face political scrutiny over pricing. Credit: PA

"There'll be some progress next week on water bills," the spokesman said. "The prime minister wants to see household expenditure being brought down."

His comments suggested that Britain's biggest water companies could join energy giants at the centre of a political row over the rising cost of living ahead of an election in 2015.

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