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    1. October 9, 2014

      Lawyers’ appetite for risk revived

      The Thames Tideway Tunnel, London’s new super sewer that will snake for 25km beneath the UK capital’s main river, will have...

    2. September 12, 2014

      Thames Water’s supersewer secures planning permission

      Thames Water, the largest water company in the UK, received planning consent on Friday for London’s contentious new...

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    1. August 29, 2014

      Water bills in England and Wales set to fall 5% in real terms between 2015-20

      Customers of water companies across England and Wales should see their average bills fall by about 5 per cent in real terms...

    2. August 6, 2014

      Ofwat challenges water utilities’ £1bn spending plans

      Spending plans totalling more than £1bn by two of Britain’s biggest water companies have been challenged by the regulator,...

    3. June 10, 2014

      Thames Water seeks investors for £4bn ‘supersewer’

      Britain’s biggest water company began the process of recruiting international investors to fund the construction of London’s...

    4. FT Alphaville

      June 5, 2014

      The (early) Lunch Wrap

      Good morning New York, FT ALPHAVILLE Gratuitous plug time. The main stage line-up is live for Camp Alphaville. Check it...

    5. June 5, 2014

      Thames Water agrees £86m Ofwat settlement

      Thames Water has agreed to a penalty package of £86m after regulator Ofwat found the UK’s biggest water and sewerage service...

    6. March 28, 2014

      Thames Water’s high stakes project is poor value

      The Thames Water-men want to dig a super-sewer under our river. Sadly, they cannot afford to do it themselves, because their...

    7. February 14, 2014

      Brokers warn of flood threat to home insurance premiums

      Several of Britain’s biggest insurers risk having more than a tenth of their annual profits wiped out by a...

    8. January 27, 2014

      Water operators hit by Ofwat’s demands

      Ofwat has turned the screw on water industry operators across England and Wales by demanding they accept lower rates of...

    9. December 8, 2013

      Sir Neville Simms becomes chairman of Thames Tideway Tunnel

      Sir Neville Simms has taken the helm as chairman of the Thames Tideway Tunnel, the company charged with raising £4.1bn to...

    10. December 2, 2013

      Thames Water wants to raise bills by 11% above inflation by 2020

      Thames Water, the UK’s biggest supplier of water and sewage services, has proposed raising its bills by 11 per cent above...

    11. November 29, 2013

      Thames Water drops one-off bill rise plan

      Thames Water has given up on its attempt to impose a one-off inflation-busting increase in customer bills from April. But...

    12. November 26, 2013

      Severn Trent lifts interim dividend 6% as underlying profits dip

      Severn Trent is to push up its interim dividend in spite of a small fall in underlying profits, as the water and sewage...

    13. November 8, 2013

      Rising tide of building projects lifts Thames from long decline

      The Thames’s ancient role as an artery of commercial transport is undergoing a revival after a surge in construction work in...

    14. November 8, 2013

      Ofwat rules against Thames Water’s 8% bill increase

      Plans by Thames Water to raise customer bills by an extra 8 per cent next April have been rebuffed by industry regulator...

    15. November 5, 2013

      Minister asks water companies to give up price rises

      Water companies in England and Wales are being asked to forego price increases already agreed with regulators next April to...

    16. November 3, 2013

      UK water companies struggle to plug leakage rates

      Britain’s water companies are expected to make only modest gains during the next decade in tackling leakage rates, which...

    17. November 1, 2013

      Cameron ready to tackle rising water bills

      David Cameron will unveil plans to tackle rising water bills next week in an attempt to recapture the initiative on living...

    18. October 27, 2013

      Ministers plan shake-up of UK water industry

      Ministers plan to reform the British water industry amid concerns that companies are making large profits while charging...

    19. October 24, 2013

      Thames Water to press on with claim for extra 8% rise on bills

      Thames Water is to continue its fight to levy an additional inflation-busting price rise on the bills of its 14m customers...

    20. October 18, 2013

      A right royal ruckus for fund managers

      The Prince of Wales may know as much about finance as the average fund manager knows about the royal family but sometimes...

    21. October 16, 2013

      Ofwat rejects Thames Water’s plans for 8% rise in customer bills

      Industry regulator Ofwat has rejected proposals from Thames Water to impose an 8 per cent rise on customer bills, saying the...

    22. October 7, 2013

      Creativity is the mother of innovation but itself needs nurturing

      Companies from McDonald’s (“cooking up the next big thing”) to Thames Water (“determined to be at the forefront of water...

    23. September 1, 2013

      Chinese seek greater say in UK nuclear plants

      The state-owned Chinese nuclear group that is in talks to invest in Britain’s new nuclear programme wants greater...

    24. August 12, 2013

      Targets are such a hit that the Pru should set new ones

      If Tidjane Thiam had not been under pressure in 2010 after Prudential’s failed $35.5bn bid to buy AIA, then the life...

    25. August 12, 2013

      Ofwat points to downward pressure on prices as Thames seeks rise

      Millions of water customers across England and Wales face the welcome prospect of broadly flat or below-inflation price...

    26. August 12, 2013

      Thames Water makes waves with price rise proposal

      Thames Water is on a collision course with the industry regulator and consumer groups after proposing an 8 per cent increase...

    27. July 30, 2013

      Deighton faced with challenging shopping list

      Nuclear power: EDF said on Tuesday that it expected talks with the Treasury over price guarantees for its new Hinkley Point...

    28. July 18, 2013

      Sir Roger Carr: a grandee with a seat at the top table of business

      Sir Roger Carr has earned himself “grandee” status among the UK’s business elite, a feat made all the more impressive by the...

    29. 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...

    30. June 27, 2013

      MP calls for levy on utility groups that avoid tax

      Utility companies have avoided paying hundreds of millions of pounds in tax and should be forced to compensate taxpayers...

    31. June 13, 2013

      Water companies’ M&A pipeline blocked

      When the £5.3bn bid for Severn Trent collapsed this week, it did more than just turn off the tap for UK water asset sales in...

    32. June 13, 2013

      Lombard: Sunday post could help Royal Mail scale IPO heights

      Brown paper packages tied up with string are just as popular with Moya Greene as they once were with Alp-surmounting...

    33. June 10, 2013

      Thames Water attacked for paying not a drop of tax

      Thames Water has been slammed by public sector unions and politicians after the UK’s biggest water company by revenue...

    34. May 26, 2013

      Ambitious project for partner with deep pockets

      A gigantic tunnel deep under London partly built with Chinese money and passing near the Houses of Parliament and the MI6...

    35. May 26, 2013

      UK officials court Chinese investors for super-sewer

      UK officials have courted Chinese investors in an attempt to secure hundreds of millions of pounds of funding towards...

    36. May 26, 2013

      China struggles to find head for CIC sovereign wealth fund

      China is struggling to find a new head for its $500bn sovereign wealth fund after two leading candidates declined the job...

    37. March 13, 2013

      No 10 ready to benefit from charm offensive

      From day one of the coalition David Cameron has banged the drum for British business overseas, emphasising his desire for...

    38. 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...

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