We support the Government's response to the Ukranian refugee crisis and its proposal to provide a one-off payment of £350 to those who open up their homes to those in need. Customers who apply for our Assure tariff will not have to declare this payment, as we will not be using this as an assessment of household income. We know this is the right thing to do and we stand united with Ukraine and its people.
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Who is eligible?
Low household income
If your household income is less than £19,050* per year, you may qualify for a discount on your water charge. If you are eligible and your application is successful, your charges will be discounted for two years, in the first year by 60% and the second year by 40%.
If you have a dependent child living at your address, an additional allowance of £1,500 per child may be added to the household income threshold amount of £19,050* per year.
*We do not take into consideration income received from the following benefits:
- Attendance Allowance
- Personal Independence Payment
- Carer's Allowance
- The disabled child or severely disabled child element of Child Tax Credit
- Disability Living Allowance
- Housing Benefit or Housing Element of Universal Credit
- Council Tax Benefit
- Homes for Ukraine scheme
If you are in receipt of Pension Credit (guarantee element), you may also qualify for a discount on your water charges. Your charges will be discounted for two years, in the first year by 60% and the second year by 40%.
Universal CreditIf your household is temporarily receiving no income, you may qualify for Assure Assist - a discount of 100% for eight weeks, then you can continue on the Assure tariff for the remainder of that term. Please apply using the Assure application form. (Household income does not include the welfare benefits omitted for Assure plus Child Benefit.)
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1) Application form: Complete the application form in full.
2) Income: Provide details of all income as requested on the form and return it to us.
3) Payslips or benefits: Provide proof of your three most recent payslips or your most recent benefits awards notice.
Important: Please send only copies of your proof of income (payslips and benefits), as we do not return the documents to you. 'Proof of' documents are destroyed confidentially, once we have processed your application. If you send original documents to us, these will not be returned.
It is important that the information you provide to us is accurate, so that we can ensure that the advice and assistance we give is right for you.
If you need help with your application, please call us on 0800 093 0570 (calls to 0800 numbers are free). We can go through the form with you over the phone, or if it’s easier, we can come to your home and help you fill it in.
If you are already discussing your financial circumstances with a third party such as CAB, StepChange or National Debtline, they can apply to us on your behalf. If you have been given a reference number, please quote this in any correspondence to us. It will help us to quickly find your details and enable us to discuss your application. This advice agency can also sign the application to verify your proof of income; in this case, you will not need to send in copies of income proof.
Assure tariff application form
Download and fill in the Assure application form.
What happens next?
Once we have received your application, we will complete an assessment by reviewing your financial situation.
We aim to let you know in writing, within ten working days, whether your application has been successful.
If we are unable to apply a discount, we will provide you with other information to help you manage your account. This may include information from other organisations.
Frequently asked questions
Updated: 31 August 2022