Pirate FM News

Keep up to date with the latest news delivered direct to your Inbox.

End of Rising Water Bills?

water
Submit this page to redditDelicious

11:13am 22nd November 2013

There is a hint Cornwall could see the end of water bill hikes.

South West Water has already warned we could be paying another £70 by 2020.

Now the Environment Secretary has hinted we could be "pleasantly surprised" when the final price rises are revealed.

But Owen Paterson insists he cannot intervene directly: "It's not for me and my office to dictate prices. This industry is a combination of private companies with a vigorous independent regulator and it's very important that I don't overstep the mark.

"I think we'll be pleasantly surprised to see when the new price review comes through that prices will be held and some may fall. But, we also have that balance because, if we're going to keep the industry efficient and keep prices down long term, we do need to keep that investment coming in."

11:13am 22nd November 2013

Share This Story

Submit this page to redditDelicious
Suggested articles
Most read
storm waves 2

LIVE: Wind warning for the whole of Cornwall

Attraction shut and major event postponed

city of lights

WATCH: Truro City of Lights postponed

Bosses say it's 'not safe' for the event to go ahead this week

Top articles

LIVE: Wind warning for the whole of Cornwall

Cornwall News: Attraction shut and major event postponed

Pirate FM Cornwall News Update - 7th January 2016

Cornwall Video News: Officials say they’re holding talks to find new jobs for hundreds of workers in Bodmin.

Labour MP Angela Rayner celebrates being a grandmother at 37

National News: Labour's shadow education secretary Angela Rayner has expressed her joy at becoming a grandmother at the age of 37.

UPDATE: Body found on popular Cornish beach

Cornwall News: Police say death at Watergate Bay 'isn't suspicious'

David Cassidy, 1970s teen idol and The Partridge Family star, dies

Showbiz News: David Cassidy, whose role in the 1970s show The Partridge Family earned him teen heart-throb status, has died aged 67.

US Navy C-2 aircraft carrying 11 crashes into Pacific

World News: A US Navy aircraft carrying 11 crew and passengers has crashed into the Pacific Ocean, the US 7th Fleet said.

Joe Root says England are coping well with Australia's 'external noise' ahead of first Ashes Test

Sports News: Joe Root is proud of how his players are dealing with the "external noise" in Australia and feels relaxed ahead of his first Ashes series as England captain.

West Ham fans warned not to ring 999 as Watford defeat prompts emergency call

Strange News: West Ham fans have been warned by police not to call 999 over their team's poor performance.

Newer article

Phillip Schofield Revisits Hometown

Cornwall News: TV presenter remembers how Newquay kick-started his career

Older article

£26m Energy Bill Hike Hits Cornwall

Cornwall News: New report warns price hikes could force thousands more families in the Duchy into fuel poverty

Pirate Extra Pirate 70s Escape LoveCornwall