Are we a step closer to a ‘water big six’?
Does Business Stream’s purchase of Yorkshire Water’s business customers pave the way for further consolidation in the market?
Thames trade dispute with Castle Water upheld
Thames Water has had a trading dispute with Castle Water regarding incorrect meter readings upheld by the Trade Disputes Committee (TDC).
Castle Water agrees £100m financing facilities
Castle Water has agreed new financing facilities, which the company will use to pay water charges in advance to wholesalers including Thames Water, Scottish Water, South East Water and Portsmouth Water.
Government renews calls for retailers to engage SMEs
The government and Ofwat have renewed calls for water retailers to engage more with small and medium enterprise (SME) customers, to attract them into the market.
Castle Water wins second multi-million-pound public sector deal
Castle Water has won a second multi-million-pound public sector water retail contract through the Crown Commercial Service framework.
‘Deficient’ codes need further scrutiny
The market codes written for separate water, waste and trade effluent billing are “deficient” and require further scrutiny, Castle Water chief executive John Reynolds has insisted.
Renewed calls for market alignment
Confusion for retailers in the English and Scottish markets as Wics puts a moratorium on the granting of self-supply licences at the same time as Ofwat cites the success of self-supply
Ofwat allows delay to final settlement reports
Ofwat has approved a code change that will allow the production of final settlement reports to be delayed while data issues are ironed out.
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The cost of a code change
“Customers mustn’t be hurt by market codes and mechanisms”
Code change ‘will allow back-billing’
Castle Water warns that Codes Panel vote to suspend final settlement reports could lead to back-billing – despite the intention of the market and Ofwat’s express wishes
A big four for water?
“Water bosses see further tie-ups, leading to fewer larger retailers”
Poor data curbs discounts
“Data remains at the forefront of the minds of retailer chief execs”