TITLE

Scotland records steep rise in water poverty

PUB. DATE
September 2008
SOURCE
Utility Week;9/5/2008, Vol. 29 Issue 16, p2
SOURCE TYPE
Trade Publication
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article focuses on a report from Waterwatch Scotland (WWS) and Heriot Watt University which says that water poverty in Scotland has risen over the past ten years because benefit payments have failed to keep pace with increases in water charges. In 1997/98, only the lowest income grouping of Scottish households spent more than 1 per cent of their gross weekly income on water and sewerage charges. By 2005/06, the seven lowest income groupings paid more than 1 per cent of their weekly income and the poorest income band paid more than 3 per cent.
ACCESSION #
34656055

 

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