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April 2022 water price increases – what to expect.

On 1 April each year, the businesses involved in the supply of water and sewerage services revise their rates. In April 2022, an exceptional increase will impact the business water market to protect business water suppliers against failure due to COVID related bad debt losses. Our analysis shows that a…

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Are business water rates cheaper than domestic?

Domestic water rates are, on average, 8.7% cheaper than the equivalent default out of contract business tariff. Our study finds that in 2021 an average household property pays £515 per year on water rates compared to £564 paid by an equivalent business property on default rates. How expensive is water…

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How to avoid infringement on water fitting regulations.

In 1999, “The Water Supply (Water Fittings) Regulations” were set out as a national requirement to reduce waste and contamination of the drinking water supply. The water supply regulations put obligations on businesses with regard to their water fittings and systems. The regulation essentially stops any potential contamination of the…

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Water rates for small businesses

It’s important to get the best deal on water for small businesses. Not just the cheapest deal, but a deal where your business is getting good service from your water supplier. Small businesses need to understand how to manage water consumption efficiently and effectively, using devices such as smart meters…

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14 ESSENTIAL tips to save money as a small business

As a small business, you’re always looking to save money – and to become financially efficient is integral to your business model. Saving money as a small business can be imperative to the early days where you need to be spending every penny wisely. But how? Here are our top…

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What is a water logger and why should I use one?

As a business, you may choose to have a water logger installed on your water meter. A water data logger is a device that fits onto your water meter and measures the amount of water that passes through. The water logger provides an analysis of when and how your water…

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UK Business Water Retailers

The Water Act 2014 paved the way for businesses to choose the supplier of their water and wastewater retailer services. The UK business water retailers are private companies with a license to provide water services in the different parts of the UK. The principal services a water retailer provides are…

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What is a surface drainage charge and how do I get a rebate?

Across Britain, businesses are charged over £1 billion annually for surface drainage. Our guide explains what you are getting for this additional cost to your business and under what circumstances you can request a rebate from your supplier in regards to a surface drainage charge. What is a surface drainage…

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How to save money on your business water rates

In this article, we discuss ways companies can reduce water consumption and other ways you can save money on business water rates. When businesses look to save money, saving on water costs is not always at the forefront of their mind. However, by understanding how your business consumes water, you…

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Updated: Covid-19 and your Business Water Supply

Since the commencement of the first lock-down, Covid-19 has had an unprecedented impact on business across the UK. To support your business and its response to the crisis, we’ve created and continually updated this article to suggest positive actions you can take concerning Covid-19 and your business water supply. With…

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What’s happened to my supplier TOR Water?

TOR Water entered into the newly deregulated water market as a new supplier in April 2017. TOR Water focused on providing water supply to businesses located in the South West of England. A water supplier’s role is to invoice businesses they serve for their use of water and provide them with…

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What is the VAT on your business water bill?

Nearly all businesses use water every day and receive water bills regularly, but have you ever considered if you’re paying VAT on your business water bill? In this article, we have a look into what VAT is, if there is VAT on water bills, and how you can ensure you…

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Suspect that your business is suffering from a water leak?

The Consumer Council for Water estimates that each day 3.1 billion litres of water is lost to leakage across the UK. The cost of a water leak is ultimately borne by the end consumers of water, in other words, the households, and businesses, through increased water bills. The cost of…

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