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  1. May 15, 2013

    Ofwat chief in unexpected exit

    Regina Finn, chief executive of water regulator Ofwat, is to unexpectedly step aside in the wake of a revolt by water...

  2. November 4, 2012

    Call for super London sewer share issue

    Thames Water should be forced to issue new shares to help pay for the controversial £4bn super-sewer, which is planned to...

  1. January 20, 2012

    Thames Water: liquid assets

    Chinese officials must be amused at the parade of Europeans flying in to ask for money. Before Christmas it was Europe’s...

  2. November 24, 2011

    Higher water bills boost Pennon profits

    Pennon, the water, sewerage and waste disposal group, edged up profits and dividends as the 1.6m customers served by South...

  3. November 23, 2011

    Higher costs eat into United Utilities profits

    An inflation-tracking 4.5 per cent increase in customer bills failed to raise profits at United Utilities as higher spending...

  4. June 24, 2011

    Water bills have gone up by 4.6%

    In spite of heavy rain showers this week, parts of the UK are still officially experiencing a drought brought on by the...

  5. June 1, 2011

    Northumbrian Water increases revenues

    Northumbrian Water Group has defied industry trends by delivering improved revenues and profits in spite of falls in...

  6. May 27, 2011

    Industry price controls hit Severn Trent

    A new industry pricing regime and higher costs hit full-year results at Severn Trent, the water company that serves eight...

  7. May 16, 2011

    Water shake-up alarms rating agency

    Tension between the City and the water regulator over the future of the industry has ratcheted up after Moody’s spoke out...

  8. February 23, 2011

    Spurring water company efficiency

    From Mr Richard McManus. Sir, It is intriguing that Ofwat sees a trade-off between market concentration and retail...

  9. February 7, 2011

    Ofwat offers less scrutiny for good service

    When Regina Finn told water companies 18 months ago they must cut customers’ bills, the industry pulled few punches in...

  10. February 7, 2011

    Ofwat hints at merger rules revamp

    The barriers to mergers between water companies could be lifted if regional monopolies agreed to introducing competition,...

  11. November 24, 2010

    United Utilities issues plea on regulations

    The north-west utility, which is building the 54km Liverpool-Manchester pipeline, says the present system works for...

  12. November 24, 2010

    Utilising stake

    Has water group Severn Trent become the victim of the crusade against Ofwat by Invesco Perpetual fund manager Neil Woodford,...

  13. October 28, 2010

    Water groups’ failures highlighted

    Thousands of complaints to water companies went unanswered for several years, according to the industry regulator, providing...

  14. October 24, 2010

    Water industry upbeat on prospects

    When Regina Finn, chief executive of Ofwat, was preparing a year ago to unveil pricing plans for Britain’s water companies,...

  15. July 18, 2010

    Backing for International Power deal

    The biggest shareholder in International Power has thrown its weight behind a potential deal with France’s GDF Suez,...

  16. June 1, 2010

    Invesco warns Ofwat over price review

    One of the biggest investors in UK infrastructure has issued a stern rebuke to the water regulator, warning that...

  17. May 31, 2010

    Invesco warns Ofwat over price review

    One of the biggest investors in UK infrastructure has issued a stern rebuke to the water regulator, warning that...

  18. May 31, 2010

    Ofwat restrictions muddy waters

    Water sector results season concludes with earnings from Northumbrian Water on Wednesday - but as with its peers, the...

  19. May 29, 2010

    Severn Trent plans new job cuts

    Severn Trent plans to implement further efficiency savings that will result in more job losses, as the water and sewerage...

  20. May 28, 2010

    Severn Trent plans new job cuts

    Severn Trent plans to implement further efficiency savings that will result in more job losses, as the water and sewerage...

  21. May 26, 2010

    Pennon pleases with raised dividend

    Pennon pleased investors yesterday when the water, sewerage and waste group disclosed plans to lift its dividend by a...

  22. May 22, 2010

    United Utilities cuts pension deficit

    United Utilities has made its defined benefit pension schemes less generous to employees as the UK's biggest listed water...

  23. May 21, 2010

    Diverging streams at water suppliers

    Water companies have sharply diverging views on how they should be regulated, according to a Financial Times survey.The...

  24. May 20, 2010

    Diverging streams at water suppliers

    Water companies have sharply diverging views on how they should be regulated, according to a Financial Times survey.The...

  25. February 9, 2010

    Pennon upbeat over subsidiary

    Pennon Group said its South West Water subsidiary would enjoy lower financing costs than those Ofwat had assumed when the...

  26. January 27, 2010

    Utilities' anger ebbs

    The flood warnings were out. The hatches were battened down. But protest about Ofwat's price determination for water...

  27. January 27, 2010

    Regulator's price policy accepted by Thames

    Thames Water, the UK's biggest water company, has become one of the last to rule out a challenge to Ofwat's pricing...

  28. January 27, 2010

    Worst fears evaporate over Ofwat's restrictions

    Deep dividend cuts, rights issues and credit rating downgrades: the water industry pulled few punches in warning of the...

  29. January 26, 2010

    Worst fears evaporate over Ofwat’s restrictions

    Waterproof: the index-linking of price increases mean that utilities can appeal to investors as an inflation hedge Deep...

  30. January 26, 2010

    Thames Water accepts regulator’s price policy

    Thames , the UK’s biggest water company, has become one of the last to rule out a challenge to Ofwat’s pricing restrictions,...

  31. January 22, 2010

    Dividend surprise at United Utilities

    United Utilities said a smaller-than-expected dividend cut was all that was necessary to deal with the consequences of...

  32. January 20, 2010

    Ofwat leaks

    Water, bankers' remuneration, football clubs - whichever way you turn, pricing mechanisms are in disarray. And each time it...

  33. December 2, 2009

    Don't overstate Ofcom's influence on BT's deficit

    "Pensioners mug broadband users" is a man-bites-dog headline that Carphone Warehouse and British Sky Broadcasting are...

  34. December 2, 2009

    Ofcom considers giving BT leeway on pensions

    When Ofcom announced that it would consider a request to allow BT to recoup some of its burdensome pension costs through...

  35. December 1, 2009

    Don’t overstate Ofcom’s influence on BT’s deficit

    “Pensioners mug broadband users” is a man-bites-dog headline that Carphone Warehouse and British Sky Broadcasting are...

  36. December 1, 2009

    Thames Water chief resigns

    David Owens, chief executive of Thames Water, resigned yesterday, less than a week after the water regulator delivered a...

  37. December 1, 2009

    Owens stands down as Thames Water head

    David Owens, chief executive of Thames Water, resigned on Monday, less than a week after the water regulator delivered a...

  38. November 27, 2009

    Changing flow

    Among all the players in this year's highly charged round of water pricing, Ofwat is the least aggrieved. But it is the...

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