As part of our PR24 Price Review, water and wastewater companies in England and Wales are currently developing their plans for 2025 to 2030. The plans will cover everything each company does now and what it will do in the future. Ofwat and CCW want you to have your say on these plans. Each company […]

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This speech was given by Aileen Armstrong, Senior Director, Company Performance and Price Control on 20 March 2023 at the Future of Utilities: Water conference. The challenges for companies at PR24 You’ll hear a lot today about the pressures the sector is facing. Water resources. River and bathing water quality. Climate change. Cost of living […]

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A survey by Ofwat, Trust and perceptions: People’s views on the water sector, finds that only one-third of people trust water companies to prevent sewage from entering waterways or to do no harm to biodiversity in the water environment. Over half said untreated sewage had the most negative impact on rivers from a list which […]

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Among a swathe of Ofwat PR24 publications last week, the regulator is consulting on regulatory reporting for 2022-23, and on operational greenhouse gas emissions performance commitments definitions for PR24. Regulatory reporting This consultation sets out proposed changes to the reporting requirements for the annual performance report (APR) for 2022-23 onwards. The reporting requirements for the […]

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From Ofwat Ofwat has launched the Water Discovery Challenge, a £4m open-access competition for innovators with bold and ingenious ideas that can solve the biggest challenges facing the water sector today and in the future. The competition is the latest from Ofwat’s £200 million Innovation Fund, which seeks to generate new ideas to tackle issues […]

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Ofwat has published the final methodology for the upcoming Price Review (PR24). Ofwat has said that the need for substantial improvement in the sector is clear, and PR24, which will cover the period 2025-2030, will drive water companies to step up and deliver improvements for customers and the environment. The final methodology sets out the framework which […]

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Ofwat has published its annual assessment of company operational performance and a summary of the financial resilience of companies. Both the Water Company Performance report 2021-22 and the Monitoring Financial Resilience report 2021-22 have identified areas where water companies are letting down their customers, and the environment. Water company performance report 2021-22 Northumbrian Water, Southern […]

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