BBC: Water bills: Fight for money back over sewage leaks begins

The UK’s six biggest water firms are facing legal action over claims they underreported pollution and overcharged customers.

Severn Trent is the first in line, with claims against the other firms expected in the coming months.

A law firm says it could result in customers on average receiving £40 each, but the process could take years and there is no guarantee of success. Read more


Landmark class action claim targets wastewater companies

Law firm Leigh Day plans to file the UK’s first-ever “environmental” collective action against several wastewater companies accused of breaching the country’s antitrust rules, a week after an economic consultancy urged the country’s competition authority to open a probe based on the same allegations. Read more