Pleas Do Not 'Bin Your Bill'
Irish Water bills will be starting to arrive in April 2015. Organisations throughout Ireland who oppose water charges and Irish Water strongly advise not paying these bills whether you have signed a registration form or not. Some of the groups advise binning the bills in protest, however, Fliuch is pleading with the Irish public not to "Bin The Bill" but instead return them to sender with Fliuch's sticker attached.
Fliuch says " Apart from the fact that you may not technically get a bill but a notice from Irish Water Ltd. Yes there’s a difference. There’s a difference between a bill and an invoice – you can only be invoiced for a new service you’ve contracted to. A notice is a notification and you must acquiesce to it either by accepting it or ignoring it and that creates a binding contract. We have always maintained a No Consent No Contract position and we continue with that. If Irish Water Ltd send you a notification we hold that all correspondence must be returned with a label over the window that says Return To Sender (bare minimum). No handwriting on the envelope please – it has legal implications. If Alan Kelly introduces court-based penalties (which we were already looking at any way) what will be your defence? I'm not paying, end of. Or would you be better served by being able to ask Irish Water Ltd to produce the contract between them and you? In the end it's up to you but we've always stood on the No Consent, No Contract ground"