Water bills

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Thames Water accused of ‘flimsy PR stunt’ over bonus as boss’s pay swells
Sarah Bentley lands £1.5m despite saying she would shun bonus amid criticism of water companies

Alex Lawson

04, Jun, 2023 @3:00 PM

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Water firm to pay shareholders £300m despite anger over leaks and pollution
United Utilities accused of ‘making mockery’ by raising dividend in face of sewage spills and continuing leakages

Joanna Partridge

25, May, 2023 @1:38 PM

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South West Water under investigation over leaks and usage figures
Shares in owner Pennon Group fall as it says Ofwat has launched inquiry into South West Water

Joanna Partridge

23, May, 2023 @1:49 PM

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‘The whole thing stinks’: water firms to pay out £14.7bn in dividends as customers foot sewage costs
With cost of cleanup to be passed on to bill payers, analysis shows they will also pay £624 more by 2030 to fund investor payouts

Sandra Laville

20, May, 2023 @3:54 PM

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Water companies got England’s sewage-ridden rivers and seas into this mess. Do we really trust them to clean it up? | Henry Swithinbank
Surfers, swimmers and consumers have been paying for the water industry’s neglect for too long. We need action, not words, says Henry Swithinbank of Surfers Against Sewage

Henry Swithinbank

18, May, 2023 @3:37 PM

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Water companies criticised for passing £10bn sewage bill on to customers
Clean water activists say industry’s promise to reduce pollution should not be taken on trust

Sandra Laville

18, May, 2023 @3:03 PM

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Three UK water bosses give up bonuses after anger over sewage
Chief executives of Yorkshire Water and Thames Water and owner of South West Water decline payouts

Alex Lawson

09, May, 2023 @2:02 PM

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Labour to use tactic that finished off Truss to force Tories into sewage vote
If Tory MPs vote down opposition day motion, Labour can accuse them of thwarting attempts to clean up rivers, beaches and chalk streams

Peter Walker Political correspondent

24, Apr, 2023 @9:30 PM

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Thérèse Coffey accused of ‘throwing in the towel’ over sewage scandal
At launch of cleaner water plan, minister says those who say they can end problem are ‘detached from reality’ or dishonest

Helena Horton Environment reporter

04, Apr, 2023 @1:59 PM

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‘We live from month to month’: people in UK brace for April’s bill rises
Five readers tell of how they will be affected by jump in council tax, energy, water and telecoms costs

Clea Skopeliti and Jedidajah Otte

31, Mar, 2023 @5:00 AM

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Share how you will be affected by rising water bills in England and Wales
We would like to speak to people in England and Wales about how they will cope with their water bill increasing next month

Guardian community team

27, Mar, 2023 @10:39 AM

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Water firms focused on returns at expense of environment, say peers
Lords committee criticises Ofwat for failing to ensure firms invested enough in sewage network

Sandra Laville Environment correspondent

22, Mar, 2023 @6:00 AM

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