Date lodged: 12 March 2019
To ask the Scottish Government, further to the answer to question S5W-21944 by Roseanna Cunningham on 7 March 2019, whether the Principles of Charging and Ministerial Objectives will be framed to provide support for people who are least able to afford water charges by ensuring that there is no overall increase in the number of households paying 3% of net income of these charges after housing costs.
Answered by: Roseanna Cunningham 20 March 2019
As referred to in the answer to S5W-21944, my officials will continue to work with industry stakeholders to determine how the Scottish Government can continue to keep customer charges as low as practicable and provide support for those members of society that are least able to afford those payments. The final Principles of Charging and Ministerial Objectives will be published no later than June 2020, the date set out in the industry timetable.