EFRA Committee announces water regulation inquiry

On 9 May, the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee asked for written evidence by 6 June for a new inquiry into how well the water industry serves consumers and the environment.

In particular, the Committee, chaired by Neil Parish MP, seeks written submissions that address the following issues:

Is regulation of the water industry improving outcomes for consumers and the environment?

Is the water industry adequately delivering a “twin-track approach” of increasing water supplies and reducing water demand?

How can innovation be increased in the water industry?

Are penalties and enforcement mechanisms encouraging responsible behaviour?

Are there any potential benefits for the environment that could be achieved though regulatory divergence post-Brexit?