How bills for households without a meter are changing for 2015/2016

Customers without a water meter usually pay for their services through a charge that is based on the rateable value (RV) of their property.

Changes in charges 2015/2016 (including inflation of 1.98%)

Fixed charge

RV charge

Bill for £100 RV property

Bill for £300 RV property

2015/2016 average unmetered bill for £158 RV property

Change in average unmetered bill

% change

% change

% change

% change

£

£

Water

-0.6

2.1

1.1

1.7

221

3

Sewerage

n/a

-3.2

-3.2

-3.2

235

-8

Combined

-0.6

-1.1

-1.0

-1.1

457

-5

The diagram below shows the average unmeasured bill of £457.00 (2015/2016 prices) and how it is shared across the services we provide

 

Every five years Ofwat, our regulator, set limits on how much each company can charge its customers. In 2015, Ofwat set price limits for 2015 to 2020.  

 

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