Friday, 29 January 2016 16:52

Water bills lower in Scotland than England or Wales

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SNP COMMITTED TO KEEPING SCOTTISH WATER IN PUBLIC HANDS
 
 New analysis from the independent Scottish Parliament Information Centre (SPICe) shows that household water bills in Scotland are lower than in England or Wales.


 
 The average annual household water charge is £346 in Scotland, £399.11 in England and £435 in Wales. Water bills in Scotland have also been lower in every year since the SNP took office in 2007.
 
 Commenting, SNP MSP Jim Eadie said:
 
 “These are fantastic figures which underline the SNP’s commitment to protecting household budgets – by keeping Scottish Water in public hands we have ensured that bills have been consistently lower than in England and Wales.  
 
 “Not only are people in Scotland paying less for their water, they will also benefit from some £3.5 billion of investment this year – improving water quality and our environment.
 
 “While George Osborne plans to go further than Thatcher and open water services in England to full competition, we remain resolutely committed to keeping this key public service in public hands.”