Water charges hiked in GB…

WATER charges are obviously a major issue in this election – but they’re also an issue across the, er, water in GB. Ofwat has announced that household water and sewerage bills will go up by an average of 7% in England and Wales in the coming financial year – pushing the average household bill up by £20 to £312. Under plans announced by the government for Northern Ireland, the average household will pay £115 at first, rising to £340 in three years. Does the similarity in the bills, however, disguise the many other factors at play?