Changes to the English water market in 2017

At the moment businesses are supplied by their default regional supplier and therefore are unable to negotiate cheaper rates. Large businesses have the freedom to choose their water supplier, however exciting changes to the water market mean that from April 2017 small businesses in England can also buy their water much like they do gas and electricity.

Here at Utility Swap we can help you benefit from this welcome deregulation with water suppliers lowering prices as they compete for business.

Helping over 1.2 million businesses

The deregulation of the water market paves the way for up to 1.2 million businesses to benefit from:

  • Lower water bills through increased market competition
  • Improved customer service
  • Increased water efficiency through value added services
  • Procurement ‘basket’ opportunities

These changes to the water market are expected to deliver over £200m to the UK economy. Significant environmental enhancements will also be seen thanks to innovations – such as smart meters – which will encourage water efficiency and waste reduction.

Switch your water with Utility Swap

The open water retail market is open to businesses, charities and public sector organisations premises (also known as non-households) who qualify.

Your right to switch supplier will be determined by a range of factors. The most important being:

  • Whether your premises are used mainly for business, rather than domestic use
  • Where in England your existing water and/or wastewater supplier is based

At Utility Swap we can offer you expert guidance in this brand new market. Contact us for a free evaluation of your business water expenditure and we will provide you with a full market comparison to find you the best deal so you are ready to swap in advance of April.

Call 0117 942 2834 or email info@utility-swap.co.uk to start saving.