Northwest water issues water use warning letters
It has been revealed that United Utilities, the parent company of Northwest water, has today issued 90 warning letters to customers who are believed to be flaunting the hose pipe ban. It would appear that the company is acting upon information obtained by employees and from complaints by the public although it is unclear whether there is some kind of "big brother" situation materialising. Is it fair for members of the public to be reported for using water?
Over the last few years we have become accustomed to various water shortages up and down the country when on the surface it would appear that the climate in the UK has remained relatively stable. Many experts believe that there is a need for further investment into the repair of water pipes with literally thousands of gallons of water escaping each and every day. Despite the fact that water companies have invested significant amounts of money in this area there is still much work to be done and in the meantime it looks as though customers are paying the price.
The introduction of yet another "big brother is watching" scenario is not something which the UK public will appreciate and there will be calls for the UK government to clamp down on overt monitoring of the public.
North Sea Oil Reserves Could Be Up To 30 Billion Barrels
A report broadcast on BBC Scotland has tonight made the claim that a further 30 billion barrels of oil could still be available in the North Sea. This figure is roughly the same as the amount of oil which has so far been extracted and has surprised many. However, it may not be quite as simple as that........
While the figure of 30 billion barrels comes from an expert in the field...
Who looks after the money in your household?
It seems that in every household across the UK there is one particular party, whether this is the man or the woman, who takes more control over the home finances than anybody else. However, it is also well-known that many couples have significant problems and arguments with regards to money mainly because of misunderstandings in the way money is spent and how it is allocated across different accou...Read More
Do you really understand how your car insurance works?
One element of car insurance which many consumers cannot get their head around is the fact that you buy a car, you insure the car for the value at the time (with the premiums calculated on the situation then) but if you are involved in some kind of crash of accident and your car is written off you do not always receive the full value on the insurance documentation. So how does this work?
Energy companies increase profit margins
It has been revealed that energy companies in the UK have increased their profit margins on each customer by £30. This increase in the cost of energy, and the profitability of energy companies, has occurred over the last three months during a time when the UK economy was struggling to pull away from the grip of the recession. These figures from Ofgem also confirm that wholesale energy costs in th...Read More
Is a dog still a mans best friend?
Since the credit crunch started to affect those in the UK there has been a marked increase in the number of RSPCA call outs with more and more pets appearing on the streets. For a country which has for centuries been a nation of pet lovers there has been a major shift over the last 12 months. More dogs are being shipped off to homes and more pets are being found in distressed states with euthana...Read More