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25/04/13Water UK chairman to step down
Peter Simpson, Water UK’s Chairman, has today announced his intention to step down from the chairmanship of Water UK this summer.
04/04/13The role of financing in the water sector in England and Wales
Water UK has today published a report on the role of financing in the water sector in England and Wales.
18/03/13Water and building sectors work more closely to address infrastructure development
The Home Builders Federation (HBF) and Water UK are pleased to announce that they have agreed to work more closely together to address a range of topics of common interest.
19/02/13Second stage of private sewer transfer - Defra update
Defra is working towards the implementation of Section 42 of the Flood and Water Management Act 2010. Once in force, section 42 will make the right to connect sewers and lateral drains into the public sewerage system under section 106 of the Water Industry Act 1991 subject to meeting two conditions.
15/02/13Sustainable financing for long term investment
The water companies in England and Wales operate within a demanding regulatory framework established by Ofwat, the independent regulator, and in the context of the wider economic and tax policies established by the government.
05/02/13Continued investment is boost to local economies
Water companies are now into the second half of a record £25 billion programme of investment in the future of water and sewerage services, boosting local economies throughout the country.
30/01/13Ofwat’s framework and approach to setting price controls for 2015-20
We are pleased to see the publication by Ofwat of its consultation on the framework and approach (or methodology) for setting price controls for 2015-20.
21/12/12Ofwat consultation on companies' licences
Ofwat has today issued a new consultation on changes to water company licences.
21/12/12Get ready for seasonal sparkle and leftover roast!
As you head off for the family get-together or the winter getaway, enjoy some peace of mind by preparing your water pipes against freezing temperatures. And spare a thought for our wastepipes and sewers by not pouring Christmas cooking fats down the kitchen sink.
13/12/12Shale gas fracking
The Government has announced today (13 December 2012) that shale gas fracking can start again. This follows a period of reflection and a detailed review of the relevant regulations. The Environment Agency has also published their regulatory guidance on shale gas exploration.
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