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Families urged to move to ‘social tariffs’ to reduce water bills

 

Thousands of families will be able slash their water bills by as much as 50% following the introduction of social tariffs.

From 1 April 2016, 18 out of 21 water companies are introducing ‘social tariffs’ to help low income families reduce their bills.

According to the Consumer Council for Water (CCWater), lack of awareness of these tariffs means thousands of families will miss out.

The CCWater urged customers to get in touch with their water supplier to see if there is social tariff option available to them.

Some water companies are still in the process of rolling out the scheme. Consumers need to make sure they do not miss out, especially as the average water and sewerage bill across England and Wales is set to rise by £2 to £389.

One in eight households claim their water bill in not affordable. Eligible customers have to be on certain benefits; you can check if you quality of CCWater’s website here.

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Reduce your grocery bill by 70% this summer!

The kids are off school and they are going to be hungry – inevitably, the next few weeks will see the cost of your weekly shop shoot up.

To help families keep the costs of food shopping down, MMM put Approved Food to the test, which can help slash the cost of shopping by as much as 70%.

There is of course one catch – the food is past or close to its sell-by date, but perfectly safe.

With a £30 budget, MMM managed to bag a fair amount – cereals, tinned food, sweets and treats, drinks and even laundry detergent and dishwasher tablets – the sort of things where you can generally ignore the date stamped on the product.

If you’ve tried reducing the cost of the grub by switching brands or shopping at discount stores but think you can do better, then try Approved Food  – you’ll be surprised at just how much you could save on some store cupboard essentials.

New products are available everyday and there are some real bargains. For example, Sprite Zero 330ml for just 29p or a 2kg Reeses Peanut jar for just £2.99. There’s even stuff for pets, at more than 50% off.

MMM was really pleased with service and surprised at just how at just how much £30 would buy (see pic above/ instagram).

Although we would like to see Approved Food cut down on the cardboard packaging, the items arrived well packed and in excellent condition.

So, if you’re looking to save a few more pounds on your groceries, take a look at Approved food – you’ll be surprised at just how good the bargains are.

 

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