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    • 20SmthngSver
    • By 20SmthngSver 23rd Aug 19, 1:14 PM
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    Single Person Discount
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    • 23rd Aug 19, 1:14 PM
    Single Person Discount 23rd Aug 19 at 1:14 PM
    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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    • Cardew
    • By Cardew 23rd Aug 19, 1:24 PM
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    • 23rd Aug 19, 1:24 PM
    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.
    • 20SmthngSver
    • By 20SmthngSver 23rd Aug 19, 1:35 PM
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    Ah I see, thanks.

    Can you get single person discount with gas and electricity companies too?
    Last edited by 20SmthngSver; 23-08-2019 at 1:37 PM.
    • JGB1955
    • By JGB1955 23rd Aug 19, 1:47 PM
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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.
    • Flt. Lt. Biggles
    • By Flt. Lt. Biggles 26th Aug 19, 8:03 AM
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    • 26th Aug 19, 8:03 AM
    Have you found any supermarkets who offer a single person discount?
    • spiro
    • By spiro 26th Aug 19, 9:27 AM
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    • 26th Aug 19, 9:27 AM
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    Can you get single person discount with gas and electricity companies too?
    Originally posted by 20SmthngSver
    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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    • Februarycat
    • By Februarycat 26th Aug 19, 12:30 PM
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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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    • 20SmthngSver
    • By 20SmthngSver 27th Aug 19, 8:05 AM
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    • 27th Aug 19, 8:05 AM
    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.
    Originally posted by spiro
    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...
    • onomatopoeia99
    • By onomatopoeia99 27th Aug 19, 10:37 AM
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    • 27th Aug 19, 10:37 AM
    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...
    Originally posted by 20SmthngSver
    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 Egan
    • By JJ Egan 27th Aug 19, 11:38 AM
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    Almost no services have a single persons discount .
    • The Fat Controller
    • By The Fat Controller 27th Aug 19, 12:02 PM
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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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