Eustice urges Coffey to hold her nerve on single social tariff

Former environment secretary George Eustice has appealed to his successor to reconsider her objection to a single social tariff in water. Speaking to Utility Week as part of our Action on Bills campaign, Eustice lamented "short term fudges" that fail to solve the problem of water poverty and revealed he left Defra with the policy groundwork for a national social tariff completed, arguing all that is needed now is for the department to "crack on and implement it.”

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