Martin Lewis gives money-saving tips for households with one or more bedrooms

Martin Lewis explained to people with one or more bedrooms in their homes how to save money on their bills.

It comes amid the ongoing energy crisis which will see bills rise by 54% in April and could lead to many households struggling with their utility bills.

But Martin, alongside co-host Angelica Bell, discussed a variety of ways people can save money on The Martin Lewis Money Show – and had some handy advice for water bills.

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Water bills are set to rise by an average of 2% in England and Wales and Martin went on to explain how some households’ bills can be cut, reports the Liverpool Echo.

He said if you have for example a four-bed house with only two people, a water meter should save you money.

Martin said: “If there are more or the same number of bedrooms as there are people in your house if you live in England and Wales, it’s likely that a water meter will reduce your costs.

“Go to which is the Consumer Council for Water.”

He added: “When you ask for a water meter, you have up to a year, usually until you are required to have one, to change your mind.

“If they say you can’t have a water meter, you can request an asset charge that effectively assumes what water you would use.

“The reason this all works is that the rate is based on the value of your home.”

Martin then revealed a “free water saving” tip that can save you even more money on your water bill.

“Finally on this, it’s worth noting that there are hundreds and thousands of free gifts to save water, put your postcode in, it’s not just for water” , he added.

“Even if you don’t have a water meter, remember that a lot of the water we use is heated, so we pay to heat it, so if we use less hot water, that also helps reduce your energy bills.”

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