Give us a break!
By julyguy1 | Monday, October 15, 2012, 15:41
Give us a break! We are all in this together, aren't we?
An urgent message to all Britain's utilities… Gas and Electric companies, water companies - especially South West Water who charge near thrice as much as some others. Aren't you ashamed of yourselves that despite high profit margins you continue to raise your prices well above inflation? Did not our PM say at his party conference that we are in a sink or swim situation, that we are all in it together and must all expect to make cuts of some sort? But you are not doing that are you? Don't you care a damn about the poor and, given other rising prices the sufferance to them this coming winter? Are your shareholders prepared to take less or as least a freeze until the country is back on its feet? We are all in it together, well aren't we? And what about the fat cat's huge salaries, the executives and the like, could they not deflate a bob or two for the sake of the country? In a saga communication with South West Water I could not get further than customer services when asking what executives are paid. I wanted to compare the percentage you see of the amount they pay for water compared with the poor. I was told a private company is not obliged to declare executives' salaries and they were not prepared to reply to my query regarding this matter further. They did tell me they are about helping their customers who are having financial difficulties. Well I thought that's something, I wonder how much they will reduce say for a pensioner on fixed income? The reply; nothing at all. The 'help' they offer is to send one of their representatives around to help you manage your income. Now that to me stinks of the big nasty water company putting the onus on the poor in making it seem they are unable to manage their money. Well they would never admit it was them would they - by way of charging exorbitant charges to pay the shareholders and fat cats. But I thought Mr. Cameron said we are all in it together, didn't he? Well? Something eventually has to give, but by the looks of it the hard up will have to suffer first. Aren't you really ashamed of your selves, those of you who continue to put up your prices regardless? Just a word in shareholders ears, yes - and those senior executives of course may just do it. Greed is on the up but it will do no good at all - you can't take it with you. Give us all a break