In many ways, we are already leading the way for the industry in the areas of operational, corporate and financial resilience and our plan sets out how we intend to raise the bar even further. John Butcher, regional water supplies manager. Defra is the UK Government department responsible for water policy and regulations in England and Wales; it also sets drinking water quality and environmental standards many based on European law which water companies must meet. There are currently 10 licensed companies which provide both water and wastewater services to consumers in their respective regions. Read more in Performance. The presentation can also be accessed via a live audio-only call facility by dialling: We are already benefiting from historical investment in capability and infrastructure and, in AMP7, we propose incentives through a Systems Thinking ODI for additional innovation and adoption of technology to create a clearly charted step change in capability.
Business Insight Winning business in scotland We were granted a Scottish licence in October , following a successful application. Although their relative sizes are generally far smaller than the water and wastewater companies, the remaining water-only companies are also important competitors as their relative performances are also included in Ofwat’s published comparative information. The highlights of the proposal include Additionally, there are licensed companies which provide water-only services and tend to be smaller in size. Competing in the Scottish market is also helping to build our knowledge ahead of the full opening of the English business market in
We are proposing a Additionally, there are licensed companies which provide water-only services and tend to be smaller in size. It has led to improvements in the quality of services provided to customers, higher environmental standards and superior quality drinking water at lower estimated costs to customers than if the water sector was utiliites owned by the UK Government.
UU plans ‘major water resilience scheme’ worth over £M – WWT
We have significantly reduced leakage over the last 25 years and have met our leakage target for over a decade.
Read more at corporate. Ofwat is introducing a number of important changes for the —20 AMP6 price review, with the aim of evolving the sector in order to meet future challenges and placing greater focus on customers’ needs.
Gaynor Kenyon – Corporate Affairs Director. Every day, over 50 million household and business consumers in England and Wales receive water and wastewater services.
The North West of England continues to face a particularly tough economic environment. We also face risks in relation to potential future changes in legislation or regulation, particularly with ap6 to the —20 price review period. We collect water from the environment, purify and distribute it to our customers before collecting it, treating it, and then returning it back to the environment.
Affordability is a hugely important issue for many people in our region and if our plans are approved we will be able to provide additional financial support forcustomers and move a quarter of a million people out of water poverty.
Separate retail price controls should provide retail businesses with greater incentives and focus on delivering more efficient service to business customers as competition expands, and also to household customers under a new average cost to serve approach.
United Utilities CEO Steve Mogford had said in May that the Systems Thinking approach had been the cause of the company’s success during the ‘Beast from the East’, adding that it was “a differentiator and is setting new benchmarks for the industry”. Newsletter Sign up today for your daily news alert and weekly roundup. The Environment Agency controls how much water can be drawn from the environment and the quality of water returned to rivers and the sea. The North West unemployment rate has not recovered as quickly as the national rate and remains well above the national average, at 7.
Our pension liabilities are also linked to inflation, which also provides an additional economic offset against our asset base. For example, we offer flexible billing options, so customers can choose the frequency and timing of bills and we also offer consolidated billing options for multi-site customers.
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Read more in Performance. We, along with these other nine companies, comprise the vast majority of the total water and wastewater sector, as depicted on the pie unitef on the right.
The highlights of the proposal include Defra is the UK Government department responsible for water policy and regulations in England and Wales; it also sets drinking water quality and environmental standards many based on European law which water companies must meet.
Despite years of research, news stories concerning plastics and the pollution of the marine and water environment have Louise Beardmore, the company’s customer services director, said: Home Strategic report Our operating environment. Prev Our approach to doing business Next Our journey so far. RCV – year-end nominal.
We submitted our business plan to Ofwat on 2 December and the key features ppan this plan are set out in Our business plan Although we have assessed that certain sub-elements of the appointee cost of capital are, on an individual basis, set at bjsiness very low end of or even below an acceptable busineds, we have been able to adopt the Umited early view WACC on an overall basis, as part of the risk and return balance and price control package set out in our full business plan document.
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Wastewater customer technicians Andy Bromley left and Terry Keenan. We are exploiting the opportunity presented by the expansion of retail competition for business customers. Comparatively low interest rates have also been beneficial to our future cost of debt as we continue with our interest rate hedging strategy.
The company also expects to deliver a major water resilience scheme with estimated construction costs of over million pounds in AMP7 and AMP8 to be directly procured for customers in Manchester and the Pennines. By offering value for money, as well as the increased plwn of services, we have also been winning customers out of area.