Concern over free water allowance

Councillor John Joe Fennelly, MCC has criticised the Government’s lack of clarity on water charges and who will be eligible for free allowances.

He said that the Government have stated that the free allowances are only applied to households who pay their charges in a timely manner, adding that if people are not eligible, this could increase water bills by 50%.“This means that households who are in a tight financial situation and who pay all their bills but often have to take extra time to do so will have the entire free allowance withdrawn. This is a complete departure from everything the Government has said. They have given the impression that everybody will get the free allowance and this is clearly not the case”.




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