Irish Water 'to be stopped from collecting PPS numbers'; charge to be capped at €200

Irish Water 'to be stopped from collecting PPS numbers'; charge to be capped at €200

It is reported Irish Water is to be stopped from collecting PPS numbers, and that water bills will be capped for three years.

As the Government tries to address public anger and concerns over water charges, the Sunday Times reports that responsibility for collection of PPS numbers will be handed to the Department of Social Protection.

It is also reported that Irish Water will not be given the power to make deductions from wages or social welfare payments for those who do not register.

One adult per household will be required to register to qualify for the universal water support payment of €100.

Meanwhile, the Sunday Business Post says water bills will be capped for at least three years, at the maximum rate of €200.

The Government is also expected to announce a major investment programme for Irish Water in the near future.

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