MORE households across the region are receiving help with their water bills.

Yorkshire Water says the number of customers benefitting from its financial support schemes has increased to over 90,000.

The company operates five initiatives to assist people struggling to pay their bills.

And it has recently offered an additional £70 payment to over 45,000 customers on social tariffs.

Angie Markham-Nock, for Yorkshire Water, says: "We know that some of our customers are concerned about their bills, and throughout the last 12 months we’ve increased the amount of support available.

"We've provided support such as one-off payments and help with access to social tariffs or debt schemes to make bills more affordable. In addition we have offered payment breaks, tailored payment arrangements and signposted external debt and benefit support to thousands more customers across the region.

"It is extremely stressful to be concerned about money and we’re pleased to be able to support our customers so that we can remove some of their financial worries. We have expert teams able to quickly signpost and explain the schemes available, and we’ve simplified our online application forms to make help even more accessible."

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