Water company chiefs challenged on environmental performance

Environment Minister Rebecca Pow said while water companies coped well under increased pressure during the lockdown, she made clear much stronger action is needed on environmental priorities

Water regulator Ofwat appoints first Head of Wales

Bethan Evans will take on the role from 1st September 2020

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Ofwat revokes Tor Water’s licence

It comes after South West Water told the regulator last month that it has terminated Tor Water’s wholesale contract due to ‘a series of outstanding undisputed payments’

Competition watchdog to examine Ofwat’s price review after appeals

Last December, the regulator said water companies across England and Wales must cut their bills by 12% before 2025

Yorkshire Water rejects Ofwat’s price determination and seeks CMA appeal

Last December, the regulator said water companies across England and Wales must cut their bills by 12% before 2025

Ofwat tells water firms to cut bills by 12% before 2025

The water regulator says returns on invested capital will be capped at a rate of 5.02%, down from the current limit of 6.64%

Watchdog warns four water companies about flood of complaints

Thames Water, Northumbrian Water, Essex and Suffolk Water and Hafren Dyfrdwy have been put ‘on report’ by the Consumer Council for Water

Ofwat seeks chief for new regulators’ infrastructure alliance

The Regulators’ Alliance for Progressing Infrastructure Development (RAPID) will bring together staff from Ofwat, the Environment Agency and Drinking Water Inspectorate

John Lewis seeks self-supply retail water licence

The retailer says the licence will give it the opportunity to take more control over water usage and data, deal directly with wholesalers and improve its water strategy

Ofwat orders £50 reduction in water bills for consumers

Water companies must also invest an additional £6m each day between 2020 and 2025 to improve the environment and services for customers