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Severn Trent price hike labelled “disgraceful” and urged to be scrapped

5 Feb 2024
David canal

Water bills in Bromsgrove are set to be hiked by 6.57% by Severn Trent, which is over the average increase of 6.29% across England and Wales.

Bromsgrove residents will be paying more money for their water bills amid a cost of living crisis.

The Liberal Democrats have slammed the move as “disgraceful" and have said there should be “no price rises until water firms scrap insulting overseas dividends and exec bonuses”.

Liberal Democrats in Bromsgrove have called for Severn Trent to scrap their 6.57% water bill hike and have said that there should be “no price rises until water firms scrap insulting overseas dividends and executive bonuses”.

Dr David Nicholl, Liberal Democrat parliamentary candidate for Bromsgrove said:

“People in Bromsgrove should not have to endure this disgraceful price hike. During a cost of living crisis, it is a slap in the face to all those in our community who now have to pay more to water companies who have for years been pumping filthy sewage into our rivers.

“This insulting price hike should be scrapped immediately. There should be no price rises until water firms scrap insulting overseas dividends and exec bonuses.

“What is even more scandalous is that Conservative ministers have just stood aside and let water companies walk all over their customers. Severn Trent should be digging into their own pockets for once and not force these additional costs onto people in Bromsgrove during a cost of living crisis.

“There should be an immediate end to sky-high bonuses and payments going to overseas investors. Money that should instead be going straight on fixing our crumbling infrastructure.”