March 31, 2019

Natural England has awarded a new type of strategic licence to four water companies for works which might affect the habitats of rare or protected species.

The new “organisational licence” will cut dow...

March 31, 2019

The first retailer failure in the English water market was confirmed last week when Ofwat revoked the water and sewerage licences of Aquaflow Utilities, after the company became insolvent.

The regulato...

March 31, 2019

Regulators announced last week that the Treasury had approved funding to set up a new joint team to ensure a smooth regulatory path for strategic water infrastructure like joint reservoir projects and...

March 31, 2019

The director-general of the Confederation of British Industry (CBI) made a series of “concrete proposals for reform” about the UK’s infrastructure, utilities and public services in a speech last week,...

March 31, 2019

Most water supply chain companies fear negative impacts should the industry be nationalised, according to a survey by British Water of its members.

Among the findings were: 

• 78% said they believed fut...

March 31, 2019

The government has announced May as the month it will kick off its work on setting a per capita consumption (PCC) target.

Water minister, Therese Coffey (pictured), said in parliament last week that th...

March 31, 2019

Climate emergency was raised in Westminster and in the Scottish Parliament last week.

Shadow environment secretary, Sue Hayman, declared a “national environment and climate emergency” on Thursday. Spea...

March 31, 2019

Catchment collaboration between United Utilities and Nestlé in the River Eden valley could shape water management policy for years to come, the companies believe.

At an event at Nestle’s Dalston factor...

March 31, 2019

MOSL is set to publish details of all the alternative eligible credit support (AECS) agreements wholesalers enter into with retailers on its website from this month, following a decision by Ofwat last...