Water Charges Increase Will Add to Painful Squeeze for Scottish Families

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Water Charges Increase Will Add to Painful Squeeze for Scottish Families

Responding to the announcement by Scottish Water that residential charges will increase by 2.8% from April, Scottish Labour’s Dr Richard Simpson, MSP for Mid Scotland and Fife, said:

“Scottish families will be dismayed by this increase which comes on the heels of gas and electricity price rises, making it even more difficult for hard working families to make ends meet.

“There is a strong argument that this increase has come in response to the SNP cutting the budget for Scottish Water. Each small increase in costs combine to create a real and painful squeeze for families which makes for a very unhappy start to 2013 for tens of thousands of Scots.”

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