Left holding the baby on affordability policy

Water companies are reluctant administrators of affordability policy. Karma Ockenden reports the findings of the latest Utility Week senior executive panel survey. Nearly two-thirds of senior executives on Utility Week's high-level panel (see box) have joined the likes of the Consumer Council for Water (CCWater) and shadow water minister Gavin Shuker in condemning the government's decision to leave responsibility for dealing with water poverty to water companies.

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