Utility bills such as water are likely to increase as households isolate themselves during the COVID-19 outbreak. Families can ill afford these increases especially after many have seen higher bills following the compulsory introduction of water meters.
This is why I am pleased to have co-signed this letter to the Prime Minister from Mary Foy MP calling on the government and water utility providers to:
– Ban all water disconnection for the duration of Covid-19 outbreak
– Provide a water bill holiday for all those who need it
– Ensure that water bills for this period are based on the equivalent months of the previous year, so that households are not financially penalised for following the government’s advice