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This leak is caused by wear and/or ageing of the O rings that seal the spout to the tap body. Usually, there is a small grub screw at the back, that secures the spout. After removing the screw you need to pull the spout vertically upwards while gently twisting it. This can be awkward, and sometimes the spout is reluctant.Before you tackle the job I recommend that you obtain an O ring kit. If you can't get one then do the job at the start of a weekday so that you can take it to some plumbers merchants to try and match the O rings. There is a vast range of sizes.