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.
Councils spend more on compensation than fixing our roads!
It has been revealed that councils throughout the UK are paying out more in compensation to drivers than they are fixing the roads of the UK. Last year councils throughout the UK spent £52.3 million repairing holes in the road while at the same time paying out £53 million in compensation to drivers alleged to have suffered damage to their vehicles because of the state of roads in the UK. Is th...Read More
Clocks going back leads to bills increase
27/10/2014 The clocks going back one hour in October each year adds £630 million to the nation's winter energy bills. A study by B&Q has claimed that the switch back to Greenwich Mean Time at the end of October each year adds £24 to a typical households annual energy bill. The switch means as it gets darker in the evenings, households are more likely to turn their lights on sooner, leading t...Read More
E.On to cut gas prices by 5.1%
20/01/2015 Energy provider E.On has announced a 5.1% reduction in their gas prices, making them the first of the UK’s big six energy suppliers to cut prices after increased pressure from Ofgem, politicians and campaign groups. E.On has claimed that the cut, which will be effective from 1st February, will help families save an average of £32 per year. It is the first time in six months th...Read More
Simple ways to save money : Book early
How many of us leave our travel arrangements or accommodation arrangements until the last-minute? How many of us are under the impression we can squeeze the best price out of service providers by waiting until the last minute?
While everywhere we go, every web page you look at and every newspaper will offer a significant number of cost savings if you book early, the vast majority of...
Children should learn more about finances – say teachers
09/06/2014 A survey has revealed that nine in 10 school teachers believe the government is not doing enough to teach children about money, despite the introduction of a new scheme aimed at doing this. A recent scheme will mean that as of September 2014, children aged 11 and over will learn in secondary school about money and how to manage their personal finances. However, the study by the...Read More