Lords in the Grand Committee have said that new regulations for establishing a separate body to manage the finance, delivery and extraordinary risks of major water infrastructure projects are “reasonable.”
Water regulator Ofwat is investigating whether chairman Jonson Cox presided over a breach of competition law while he was chief executive of Anglian Water, the Telegraph has reported.
The Environmental Audit Committee, Parliament’s cross-party green watchdog, has said that the Government should produce a new Strategy to dispel doubts about its commitment to sustainability.
The UK’s largest union, Unison, is once again calling for a root and branch review of the UK water industry after the news that Thames Water paid no corporation tax in the last financial year.
Jonson Cox, the chairman of industry regulator Ofwat, has described the water companies’ high profits and tax-reducing corporate structures as “morally questionable”.
Ofwat’s board has begun the process to recruit a new Chief Executive, following the resignation of Chief Executive Regina Finn. The Board said it has now agreed transitional arrangements to provide continuity and accountability during the next phase of the water industry price review.
Water industry regulator Ofwat has launched its search for a new Chief Executive to replace the outgoing Regina Finn – and is prepared to consider an appointment on secondment if necessary.
South West Water was yesterday ordered to pay £11,713 in fines and costs by Truro magistrates after sewage polluted a stream near one of Cornwall’s most popular surfing and bathing beaches.
Thames Water was ordered to pay £27,779.15 by Staines Magistrates Court on Friday last week for causing the pollution of the Engine River near to Walton Lane, Weybridge between 4 and 15 November 2011.
The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs has launched a new consultation on proposals to transfer ownership private water supply pipes to the water supply companies.
The Northern Ireland Marine Bill went through its final stage in the Assembly last week.
The Environment Agency is currently recruiting for a new independent member for the Trent Regional Flood and Coastal Committee (RFCC), to shape local flood and coastal management plans.