MPs rally against plan to end water rates relief
Plans to stop charities getting relief from water rates have been criticised in the House of Commons.
The five MPs are: Sir Nicholas Winterton, Conservative MP for Macclesfield; Ann Winterton, Conservative MP for Congleton in Cheshire; Ann Cryer, Labour MP for Keighley, West Yorkshire; Bob Spink, Independent Conservative MP for Castle Point in Essex; and Mike Hancock, Liberal Democrat MP for Portsmouth South. They said they were disappointed that the changes were being introduced with the agreement of Ofwat – the regulator of water and sewerage providers in England and Wales – and the Consumer Council for Water.
They called on the Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform to review the decision.
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