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edited 30 November -1 at 1:00AM in Water Bills
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edited 30 November -1 at 1:00AM in Water Bills
Are there any Water Companies that provide a single person discount at all? I'm only aware of Council Tax so far.

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  • CardewCardew Forumite
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    You have no choice of water company.

    If you apply for a meter, and it cannot be fitted for technical reasons, you will be offered an assessed rate. Some(all?) Water companies will give a single person discount on that assessed rate tariff.
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    edited 23 August 2019 at 2:37PM
    Ah I see, thanks.

    Can you get single person discount with gas and electricity companies too?
  • JGB1955JGB1955 Forumite
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    Can you get single person discount with gas and electricity companies too?


    No - they are metered and you pay for what you use.
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    Have you found any supermarkets who offer a single person discount? :cool:
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    Can you get single person discount with gas and electricity companies too?
    Why would you think you would get a discount on something that you pay for based on what you use? It's like saying I expect petrol to be cheaper because there is only 1 person in the car.
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    Mine do a LITE tariff if your on a meter, certain benefits or low income they give a discount
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  • 20SmthngSver20SmthngSver Forumite
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    spiro wrote: »
    Why would you think you would get a discount on something that you pay for based on what you use? It's like saying I expect petrol to be cheaper because there is only 1 person in the car.

    Because I'm a first time buyer and you can get single person discount on council tax. I was simply asking a question if this also applied to utilities, as you are using less than an average household. That is what a forum is for...
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    Because I'm a first time buyer and you can get single person discount on council tax. I was simply asking a question if this also applied to utilities, as you are using less than an average household. That is what a forum is for...
    Gas and Electric are always metered, so a single person will often pay less as they are using less.

    Water can be metered and a single person definitely uses less. My bill went from £65/month on the rateable value based system to £18/month on my actual use of water when I got a meter installed. So again, no single person discount provided or required.

    Use of council services isn't metered and the charge is based on property value, so the single occupancy discount makes some kind of sense.
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  • JJ_EganJJ_Egan Forumite
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    Almost no services have a single persons discount .
  • The_Fat_ControllerThe_Fat_Controller Forumite
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    Come to South Ayrshire, Scotland

    25% discount for Council Tax, Water and Sewage charges.

    We don't have water meters here.
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