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The second lockdown has forced many businesses across the UK to close once again. However, the full suite of protections for non-domestic water customers have not been reinstated. Utility Week talks to the chief executives of Business Stream, Castle Water, Water Plus, Waterscan and Wave, among others, about their concerns on how the latest restrictions will affect an already fragile market.
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Consumer watchdog CCW has set water companies a target of raising awareness of the priority services register from its current 42 per cent to 75 per cent by 2030. As part of a series of goals aimed at vulnerable customers, CCW also wants to helps turn around a situation where currently 51 per cent view the communication from their water company as poor.
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Anglian, Bristol, Northumbrian and Yorkshire Water may have to wait until February for a decision on their appeal against Ofwat's final determinations. Utility Week understands the CMA is consulting on extending the timetable to conduct as robust a review as possible
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The climate crisis is the biggest challenge we are facing and we cannot expect politicians to sort it out: we all have a part to play, writes Christine McGourty, chief executive of Water UK
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People understand the benefits of investment in infrastructure in terms of creating jobs and enabling decarbonisation but government and regulators must have a common message. This is the view of Lawrence Slade, chief executive of the Global Infrastructure Investors Association, who spoke to Utility Week on the back of its poll on public attitudes towards infrastructure and investment.
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Despite wider gloom in the jobs market, Vicky Kenrick says talented utility and sustainability professionals are in great demand right now.
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A drought order granted to South East Water by the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs last month has not been used, because heavy rain over Christmas alleviated the crisis.
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The chief inspector of drinking water has accused Water UK of sending muddled messages and making"disingenuous" claims about the sector's work on water quality.
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In a water white paper published last month, government pledged to shake up the water industry. It set out plans that would eventually allow all non-domestic customers to choose their supplier, exposing water companies to competition in many cases for the first time. The government wants companies to be more responsive to customers and the environment, but has it done enough to make sure water remains affordable, and will it give companies and customers the tools they need to manage demand? Have your say in our live webchat, starting at 3pm. The webchat will scroll in a "Cover It Live" panel immediately below this paragraph. To have your say, use the comment box in the panel - no login required.
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