At HP here in Bristol we have some special taps that provide hot and cold drinking water. It’s always been the case that the cold water is very slow to come from the tap and the hot water has a far more reasonable cup-filling speed.
It appears that there have been moves afoot to remedy this flow-imbalance. Rather than speeding up the cold water, however, the decision seems to have been to dramatically slow down the hot water supply, meaning that it takes ages to get any type of drink now!
(I should mention, though, that the taps are still a far more lazy route to get a hot drink than to actually boil a kettle, so I guess I cannot complain too much!)
Update: the tap finally broke. Now we have to go downstairs for tea.