Coffey slammed for lack of meetings with water bosses

Environment secretary Therese Coffey held just one official meeting with representatives of the water sector during her first six months in the role, despite growing public anger of the sector’s performance and mounting scrutiny on companies’ financial resilience. Opposition politicians have subsequently questioned the priorities of the Department for environment, food and rural affairs, following Utility Week’s analysis of Coffey’s publicly available ministerial diaries.

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