Ofwat and other UK economic regulators have welcomed the announcement in yesterday’s Autumn Statement that the Government is to launch a study to identify ways in which cross-sectoral approaches and collaboration across regulators could improve outcomes for consumers.
The Welsh Government has launched a new consultation on the Draft Planning (Wales) Bill and its proposals to reform the planning system in Wales.
Cathryn Ross, chief executive of Ofwat has described the water industry regulator as “slightly nervous” about the requirement in the Water Bill for it to act “in accordance” with the strategic policy steer which Defra is providing.
Water industry regulator Ofwat has published details of the water companies AMP6 business plans for the services they plan to deliver for 2015-20 as part of the price review process.
The newly established UK Competition Network (UKCN), an alliance of UK sector regulators and the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA), has published a Statement of Intent which sets out how the bodies will work together to ensure the consistent and effective use of competition powers across all sectors.
Northern Ireland Water pleaded guilty and was fined £1,200 plus Court Costs of £28 and Offenders Levy of £15 at Craigavon Magistrates' Court yesterday.
Leading NGO WWF is warning that a third of England’s rivers are in danger of long term damage that could ruin the country’s environment, landscapes and wildlife if new legislation comes into force without important safeguards in place.
Water industry regulator Ofwat has committed itself to transparency on how it will assess the quality of the water companies’ AMP6 Business Plans and on the information and data they provide ahead of the plans’ submission for 2nd December.
The House of Commons Public Bill Committee which will consider the Water Bill is inviting written comment from all stakeholders with relevant expertise and experience or a special interest in the Bill.
Water industry regulator Ofwat has issued updated guidelines on how the water companies in England and Wales should deal with domestic customers in debt.
The Water Bill, which was debated at its second reading in the House of Commons yesterday, has cleared its first parliamentary hurdle with Labour's support.
A farm has been ordered to pay £73, 000 following prosecution for a major pollution incident which led to the death of thousands of fish and affected drinking water supplies.