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  1. June 3, 2014

    Pennon books another writedown on landfill sites

    Pennon Group, the waste management and water supplier, has taken another writedown on its portfolio of landfill sites,...

  2. May 30, 2014

    Two more UK water utilities receive pricing approvals

    Northumbrian Water and Dŵr Cymru Welsh Water have received provisional approval for their next five-year spending and...

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  1. November 28, 2013

    South West Water pledges to freeze bills for two years

    South West Water has committed to freezing customers’ bills for two years and pledged to keep overall price rises below...

  2. July 14, 2013

    Water groups open coffers amid regulatory push to share profits

    Water companies across England and Wales have so far committed more than £600m in extra spending in response to pressure...

  3. May 23, 2013

    Pennon hit by fall in demand for recycled waste

    A downturn at Pennon’s Viridor waste management business has prompted the group, which also owns South West Water, to report...

  4. February 5, 2013

    Household water bills to rise 3.5%

    Water bills will rise this year by an average of 3.5 per cent – 0.5 percentage points above the rate of inflation, the...

  5. June 5, 2012

    Paying the price for reducing leakages

    Outlining Severn Trent’s success in meeting leakage targets last week, Tony Wray, chief executive, broke one of the curious...

  6. May 29, 2012

    Pennon eyes incinerator projects

    Watching your hopes for profits growth go up in smoke is quite literally what water and waste management group Pennon is...

  7. May 23, 2012

    UK water groups set to defend investment

    United Utilities will on Thursday kick off a mini-season of annual results at the UK’s remaining listed water companies,...

  8. February 2, 2012

    Achievement in Sustainability

    Pennon Group owns South West Water and Viridor. SWW, the water and sewerage provider, has 90.3 per cent of bathing waters...

  9. January 20, 2012

    Thames Water deal fails to excite investors

    China’s acquisition of a stake in Thames Water did little to lift the share prices of its quoted UK rivals as analysts shied...

  10. 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...

  11. July 26, 2011

    Utilities attract interest as FTSE 100 creeps ahead

    Utilities found favour on Tuesday even as the London market flatlined for a second straight day. Pennon climbed 2 per cent...

  12. May 24, 2011

    Pennon upbeat despite UK ‘drought’

    Pennon, the water, sewerage and waste disposal group, predicted it would avoid the need for hosepipe bans or drought orders...

  13. March 23, 2011

    Cut in fuel duty placates motorists

    Households struggling with higher living costs have been offered a boon in the shape of a cut in fuel duty. The Budget...

  14. March 23, 2011

    Consumers offered help with high water bills

    Public money is to be used to cut water bills in parts of the country where prices are “particularly high”, under the first...

  15. 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...

  16. May 25, 2010

    Pennon poised to increase dividend

    Pennon pleased investors on Tuesday when the water, sewerage and waste group disclosed plans to lift its dividend by 4 per...

  17. 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...

  18. November 20, 2009

    Pennon weathers worst of crisis

    Pennon Group saw half-year profits rise 13 per cent on the back of a strong performance by its two subsidiaries. The water...

  19. November 20, 2009

    Pennon weathers worst of crisis

    Pennon Group saw half-year profits rise 13 per cent on the back of a strong performance by its two subsidiaries. The water...

  20. July 31, 2009

    Pennon boosts waste business

    Pennon will put £125m raised from investors through a convertible bond issue into Viridor, its waste management business,...

  21. July 31, 2009

    Pennon boosts waste business

    Pennon will put £125m ($206m) raised from investors through a convertible bond issue into Viridor, its waste management...

  22. July 25, 2009

    Footsie on brink of record winning run

    The FTSE 100 inched to its 10th consecutive gain on Friday, one day short of its best winning streak. The advance came in...

  23. July 25, 2009

    Bulls push Footsie in line for record winning streak

    The FTSE 100 inched to its 10th straight gain on Friday, one day short of its best ever winning streak. The advance came in...

  24. July 24, 2009

    FTSE 100 in line for record streak

    The FTSE 100 inched to its 10th straight gain on Friday, one day short of its best ever winning streak. The advance came in...

  25. July 24, 2009

    Metering likely to hit poor hardest amid rising costs

    Water was once considered literally too cheap to meter, but in recent years it has become a major household expense for...

  26. July 23, 2009

    Metering likely to hit poor hardest

    Water was once considered literally too cheap to meter, but in recent years it has become a big household expense for those...

  27. July 23, 2009

    Water bill cuts put customers first

    Water bills in the UK will drop by an average of £14, or 4 per cent, by 2014, under a five-year pricing plan by Ofwat, the...

  28. June 3, 2009

    Pennon receives boost from landfill

    Pennon, the utilities group, reported flat full-year profits at South West Water, its water and sewerage utility that...

  29. June 2, 2009

    Pennon boosted by landfill operations

    Pennon, the utilities group, reported flat full-year profits at South West Water, its water and sewerage utility that...

  30. January 28, 2009

    Severn Trent hit by declining demand from business users

    Severn Trent warned full-year revenue would be reduced by between £20m and £25m as a result of a fall in water consumption...

  31. January 27, 2009

    Severn Trent hit by declining demand

    Severn Trent warned full-year revenue would be reduced by between £20m and £25m as a result of a fall in water consumption...

  32. August 11, 2008

    Water companies pushes for price increases

    The UK’s leading water companies on Monday pressed the industry regulator for price increases to fund billions of pounds of...

  33. June 6, 2008

    Pennon jumps to £150m

    Pennon reported a 14 per cent increase in annual pre-tax profits to £150m yesterday after strong performances by its South...

  34. January 4, 2008

    Waste disposal spending set to aid Biffa and Shanks

    UK waste disposal companies including Biffa and Shanks look set to benefit further from increased government spending on...

  35. November 30, 2007

    United Utilities to return £1.5bn on sale

    United Utilities is set to give £1.5bn back to its shareholders following the sale of its electricity distribution assets...

  36. October 7, 2007

    Goldman likely to win Southern Water bidding

    Second-round bids for Southern Water are due on Monday, with Goldman Sachs seen as frontrunner to win the bidding with an...

  37. August 2, 2007

    Kelda relieved by vote of confidence in the water sector

    Like most takeover targets, Kelda Group has been hit hard by fears that the mergers and acquisitions boom could be coming...

  38. August 1, 2007

    Kelda relieved by boost for UK water sector

    Like most takeover targets, Kelda Group has been hit hard by fears that the mergers and acquisitions boom could be coming to...

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