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A Reminder for the Vulnerable to Sign Up for Priority Services Register

Vulnerable customers can take advantage of the Priority Services Register, a free service that utility network operators and suppliers provide to eligible individuals and households. It is an opportunity for consumers to weather circumstances that could potentially impact their access to essential utility services.

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Innovation Lacking in UK Water Sector, Study Finds

The UK Water Company Performance Survey published annually by British Water has recently revealed that there has been a slower uptake of innovative technologies in the water sector. The low rate of improvement causes issues on the entire supply chain.
According to the survey, innovation takes the lowest scoring item among eleven areas considered,

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COVID Pub Reopening: The Unsung Role of the Water Industry

The trade body Water UK is working alongside the British Beer & Pub Association to remind landlords to contact their respective water wholesalers regarding the disposal of waste beer.

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Major Water Suppliers in Revolt Over Ofwat 2019 Price Review Determinations

Several water companies in the UK have referred industry regulator Ofwat to the Competition and Markets Authority or CMA over the five-year financial plan that enables stricter price control for the sector.
The final determination, known as PR19, was the subject of frustration for many water firms,

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Ofwat Extends ‘Temporary Vacancy’ Flag Availability

In light of the ongoing COVID-19 crisis, the UK government has circulated guidance in March 2020, imposing premises and businesses to close down unless deemed essential. Also, non-essential travel, large gatherings, and other similar activities are to be avoided at all costs.

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Viridor Sale is Approved, but What’s Next for Its Current Owner?

Bournemouth Water and South West Water’s parent company Pennon Group has approved the sale of Viridor amounting to a £4.2-billion deal.
Viridor is a waste management business and will be sold to Planets UK Bidco Limited. The deal is set to be closed in summer 2020 following its approval by the EU Merger Regulations last 8th May.

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