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?
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
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
Industry viewpoint: A lot has been achieved in the first year
“At the end of August 2017, NWG Business and Anglian Water Business formed a joint venture called Wave. Our driver to pursue a joint venture is to achieve economies of scale in our operation, to deliver a lower average cost to serve and be more competitive”
Industry viewpoint: Customers must be incentivised to save water
“More needs to be done to address customer-side leakage”
Yorkshire’s business arm for sale
Yorkshire Water has confirmed that it will sell its business customer base. Who are the companies tipped as potential buyers, and will this take the water market closer to having its own ‘big six’?
7 Jul. 3 min read.
Trade Effluent Notices causing confusion
Poor communication between retailers and wholesalers and confusion over roles and responsibilities has left some major water users unable to obtain Trade Effluent Notices (TENs) since the market opened, a Water.Retail investigation has discovered.
26 May. 3 min read.
Big names ‘losing heavily’ in the market
A month after opening, around two-thirds of water retailers are not winning business, says a source close to the market.
12 May. 3 min read.