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Yorkshire Water in hot water after law suit

Millions of Yorkshire Water customers could be due compensation. Are you one of them?

A new lawsuit claims Yorkshire Water hid many pollution incidents from its water and sewerage plants. This false reporting let the company charge customers more, as they were rewarded for good environmental performance by being allowed to raise household bills. According to law firm Leigh Day, if the true pollution levels had been reported, customers would have paid less.

If you paid Yorkshire Water for wastewater services between period 1 April 2020 and 8 December 2023, you could be due compensation.

If you are affected by this case, you will automatically be included in the claim if it goes ahead (unless you opt-out). This means you do not have to register to join the claim. However, sign up with us and we’ll keep you updated on the Yorkshire overcharging case.

Other water companies are also involved in this scandal, including Anglian Water, Northumbrian Water, Severn Trent, Thames Water, and United Utilities. Find out more about this claim.

Where is this case up to?

Professor Carolyn Roberts, an environment and water specialist, has launched a legal case against Yorkshire Water. Professor Roberts is accusing the water company of providing misleading information to The Water Services Regulation Authority (Ofwat). The Competition Appeal Tribunal is deciding whether the claim can proceed. The case will be heard in September 2024. If successful, the combined claims against the six water companies hope to recoup compensation payments of over £800 million.

There are no costs to be part of the Yorkshire Water claim – win or lose.

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