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A long-awaited report outlining recommendations designed to strengthen the UK’s competition regime has been cautiously welcomed by industry observers but described as lacking in detail. The Power to the People report by Conservative MP John Penrose has a heavy focus on streamlining regulatory processes and creating further competition where possible. It also calls for measures introduced in insurance to tackle 'loyalty penalties' to be extended to energy.
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The judging panel for Ofwat's much anticipated Innovation in Water Challenge has been named. The eight experts from the water sector and related industries will judge a Dragons' Den style pitching competition
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South West, Bournemouth, South Staffs and Cambridge's non-household water businesses have been renamed as Source for Business to create a national identity for the brand.
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Thames has unveiled plans to create a wetlands next to Aylesbury wastewater treatment plant as part of broader plans for biodiversity and habitat creation across its estate
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Anglian Water has set out plans to expand its Shop Window, the company's Newmarket test bed for innovation, to trial its projects with one million customers before company-wide adoption.
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Making water companies responsible for social tariffs is "not good enough", the shadow water minister told an online round­table hosted by Utility Week. Gavin Shuker MP said he would look into the feasibility of a national scheme to help customers in need.
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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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