That’s why, for the first time in English law, I have begun legal action with the support of Leigh Day against six of the largest water companies, on behalf of more than 20 million householders. If we win, the compensation could be more than £800m, which would result in about £40 or £50 being paid back per household. Our case is this: we hope to prove that the water companies have been underreporting the number of pollution incidents and overcharging customers as a result.
OK, that’s what her case is. She might win, she might not.
But we know that both Wales and Scotland are worse on this metric. So why aren’t they being sued?
And wouldn’t it be fascinating if they were sued on the same grounds?