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Water Charges

Volume 75: debated on Tuesday 12 March 1985

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asked the Secretary of State for the Environment if he will publish a table showing the proposed water charges for unmeasured water supply for 1985–86 for each water authority in England and Wales, and the percentage increase this represents against the 1984–85 level of charges.

Full details of the average increase in bills for water services provided by Water authorities in 1985–86 are not yet available. However, the following table compares the unmeasured water supply charges for 1984–85 with those for 1985–86.

1984–85

1985–86

Water Authority

Standing charge £

Rate poundage pence per £ RV

Standing charge £

Rate poundage pence per £ RV

£1,00012·0014·2513·2015·70
£1,001—£5,00020·0014·2526·4015·70
£5,001—£50,00050·0014·2566·0015·70
£50,000200·0014·25264·0015·70
Thames
Households12·006·90 to 12·8012·007·90 to 14·70
non-Households12·00 to 4,800·0012·00 to 4,800·00
Southern7·6014·008·4015·40
Wessexnil22·40nil24·40
South West17·2015·0018·0015·60
Welsh11·5029·2416·4529·24

Note: Minimum charges apply in Anglian, Severn-Trent, Southern, Wessex and Yorkshire.