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.... The government has yet to decide whether to adopt the proposals. At the moment, homeowners can only buy water from a handful of regional suppliers such as Yorkshire Water, Severn Trent or Thames Water. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 19th of July 2017 11:02:57 AM
.... The government has yet to decide whether to adopt the proposals. At the moment, homeowners can only buy water from a handful of regional suppliers such as Yorkshire Water, Severn Trent or Thames Water. ...
Tesco fined £8m for fuel leak at petrol station in Lancashire image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 16th of June 2017 01:17:25 PM
....Tesco has been fined £8m fine after a massive fuel leak at one its petrol stations polluted a Lancashire river, killing fish and forcing those living nearby to leave their homes. It is the largest fine for a single incident of pollution and is second only to the £20m in fines and costs Thames Water was ordered to pay in March which related to multiple offences. ...
Labour's water renationalisation plan is a damp squib | Nils Pratley image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 16th of May 2017 07:34:13 PM
....A related argument says rewards for shareholders have been too fat. Thames Water – contained within a labyrinth of offshore holdings in the Caymans and elsewhere that make scrutiny next to impossible for outsiders – is a case in point. ...
Households in South East England told to use water wisely image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Saturday 13th of May 2017 01:42:54 AM
....Concern appears to be restricted to areas of the South East. Thames Water, which supplies nine million households in the region, has no problems at the moment. ...
Is being fined 1% of its profits just a mild irritation for BT? It looks like it | Stefan Stern image
.... It had exploited a loophole called “deemed consent”, which gave the company an excuse not to reimburse customers in full. Thames Water has also been in the dock of public (and regulatory) opinion in the last few days. ...
The Trump bump for shares is dented – but watch where the oil price goes | Nils Pratley image
.... If cheaper oil is accompanied by a minor stock market wobble, that’s not so bad. Pumping huge quantities of untreated sewage into the River Thames is as bad as it gets if, like Thames Water, two of your aims are to “prevent pollution” and “protect and, where possible, improve wildlife and conserve our cultural heritage”. ...
Thames Water fined £20m for sewage spill image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 22nd of March 2017 12:40:05 PM
. Thames Water has been fined a record £20m after pumping nearly 1. ...
Green Investment Bank: Australian bidder woos MPs as protests continue image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 23rd of February 2017 10:33:25 AM
....Green party co-leader Caroline Lucas, the Lib Dems’ Vince Cable and former Tory minister Gregory Barker last month warned that a sale to Macquarie would put the bank’s green purpose at risk and its most valuable assets, such as large windfarms, could be sold off. The flurry of interventions prompted Macquarie, dubbed the “Vampire Bank” for its track record after buying Thames Water, to write to MPs in an attempt to assuage their concerns over its commitment to low carbon projects. ...
Water, water everywhere: utility firms get green light to sell beyond local regions image
.... Companies – particularly retailers – operating multiple sites around the country are expected to be the biggest beneficiaries, as they will be able to contract a single supplier that will in turn send one bill to cover all locations. Under the existing water supply regime set up when the industry was privatised in 1989, small and medium businesses – along with domestic consumers – can only buy water from their local supplier, such as Yorkshire Water, Severn Trent or Thames Water. ...
FTSE 100 closes at new high in longest-ever winning streak image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 10th of January 2017 12:19:08 PM
.... Then the market was boosted by Blair’s attempts to distance himself from previous Labour administrations and the trade unions, his move to abandon nationalisation and income tax rises, and the decision to give the Bank of England independence to set interest rates. The FTSE 100 itself was a very different creature, with just one mining company in the form of RTZ, now Rio Tinto, a large proportion of consumer goods groups such as Cadbury Schweppes, EMI, Bass and Allied Domecq, and several utilities including Thames Water, PowerGen and Scottish Power. ...
Wage hikes at Aldi and Lidl are welcome news. But don’t get too excited | Peter Fleming image
.... This has resulted in the immense concentration of capital we see today. There’s a good chance that our employer will be a monopoly or oligopoly, such as Royal Mail or Thames Water. ...
China to rein in outward investment as domestic growth stalls image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 26th of December 2016 03:54:56 PM
....8bn by a majority stake in the National Grid’s gas pipeline network. This year’s deals increase the scale of investment into the UK from China, which already owns or holds large stakes in household names such as Weetabix, Pizza Express and Thames Water. ...
National Grid sells majority stake in gas pipe network image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 8th of December 2016 10:31:48 AM
....Public services union Unison, which is the largest union in the gas industry, said it was "dismayed" by Macquarie's involvement in the deal. "When Macquarie ran Thames Water, the end result was poorer customer service, higher bills, massive debts, complex tax structures and profits siphoned off to its parent company in Australia," the union said. ...
National Grid sells majority stake in gas division in £13.8bn deal image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 8th of December 2016 09:48:42 AM
.... In what was seen as a climbdown by the new government, Hinkley Point C was approved but May promised investment in critical infrastructure would be “scrutinised for the purposes of national security”. John Pettigrew, chief executive of National Grid, told Reuters: “CIC already have holdings in Heathrow airport and Thames Water. ...
UK households to choose water supplier under Ofwat shakeup image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 19th of September 2016 07:23:58 AM
....However, the proposed overhaul of British water supply would only save households about £8 a year on their water bill, the industry watchdog said. Under the existing system homeowners can only buy water from a handful of regional suppliers such as Yorkshire Water, Severn Trent or Thames Water. ...
UK water companies receive record sewage leak fines image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 12th of May 2016 01:00:34 PM
....Yorkshire Water was fined £1. 1m for illegally discharging sewage that polluted the river Ouse near York, while Thames Water was fined £1m for repeated sewage leaks into the Grand Union canal. ...
Yorkshire Water hit with £600,000 pollution fine  image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Thursday 21st of January 2016 12:51:01 PM
.... . Earlier this month a record-breaking £1m penalty was leveled against Thames Water for sewage pollution in St. ...
Alley catches the imagination as it fetches £2,200 at auction image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 14th of December 2015 04:47:49 PM
....95m from a £390,000 guide price. The land, which was sold by Thames Water, was described in the auction catalogue as having “development potential”. ...
UK households owe record £2.1bn in water bills image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 1st of December 2015 12:01:04 AM
.... Average water bills have risen by about 40% more than inflation since the utility companies were privatised under Margaret Thatcher’s government in 1989-90. This year Thames Water, the UK’s biggest water company, reported profits up by a third and said it would be raising prices again. ...
Why we're flushing £13m of gold down the plughole each year image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 16th of November 2015 06:50:18 PM
.... Cars deposit traces of platinum in drains from catalytic converters and precious metals are increasingly used in shampoos, detergents and even in nanoparticles in clothes. The result, according to Thames Water analysis, is a level of gold in our sewage systems comparable to that found in working mines. ...
Fears over UK construction skills shortage after output slump image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 9th of October 2015 01:01:32 PM
....The figures follow a string of speeches by senior political figures calling for a resurgence in infrastructure spending and housebuilding. Several projects are planned, including HS2, a second Crossrail tunnel in London, railway upgrades to spur the “northern powerhouse” and the Thames Water super-sewer. ...
Broadgate Quarter sale collapses as Chinese investor pulls out image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 2nd of September 2015 06:08:59 PM
....Dalian Wanda Group, one of China’s largest property companies, is building one of Europe’s tallest residential buildings in Nine Elms in south London, which will include what has been billed as the first Chinese luxury hotel overseas. China’s sovereign wealth fund CIC owns major stakes in Heathrow airport and Thames Water. ...
The innovators: a new U-bend to prevent the buildup of fatbergs in sewers image
....There are laws in place that require restaurants and caterers to dispose of oil safely, but there are none for private homes, Seers said. “Thames Water ran a campaign to pour out your fat first, but that requires you to first think about what you are doing, to be aware of the problem in the first place and then make an active decision to separate it,” he said. ...
Asia's richest man Wang Jianlin heads list of big losers in China crash image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 25th of August 2015 06:40:09 PM
....Chinese businesses have been big investors in Britain in recent years, courted by the prime minister David Cameron and London mayor Boris Johnson on well-publicised trade visits. Chinese investors have also taken stakes in Thames Water, Heathrow and Weetabix. ...
Cost of Thames super-sewer slashed as Ofwat awards licence to Bazalgette image
Source : Independent [Read Article] Monday 24th of August 2015 10:52:03 PM
....The super-sewer is needed to deal with the problem of 39 million tonnes of untreated sewage that flows into the tidal part of the Thames every year, whenever there is heavy rain, as well as to cope with the growing population. Thames Water said “cheap-er finance and efficiencies” had brought down the projected cost of the new in- frastructure dramatically, meaning its customers in London should not see their water bills jump to pay for the work. ...
Water companies say super-sewer will add £25 a year to Londoners' bills image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Monday 24th of August 2015 12:09:10 PM
.... . The Thames Tideway Tunnel will add between £20 and £25 to the average bill for Thames Water customers as work on the new sewer ramps up in the next decade. ...
London super sewer to cost less than expected, says Ofwat image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 24th of August 2015 09:53:48 AM
.... Residents and green campaigners have opposed the project and experts have said it will be a waste of money. The sewer will be paid for by the 15 million customers of Thames Water, which is owned by a consortium led by the Australian bank Macquarie. ...
Thames Tideway Tunnel names Allianz consortium as investor in £4.2bn super-sewer image
.... . The cost to customers will be finalised this summer, but Thames Water said the "highly competitive" bidding process "has paved the way for a substantial reduction in the maximum impact the project is expected to have on customers’ bills". ...
Thames Water profits up 29.5% but household bills set to increase image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 5th of June 2015 06:42:49 PM
. The annual profits of Thames Water, the UK’s biggest water company, have jumped by almost a third, as it again pays no corporation tax for the year and prepares to raise household bills. ...
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.... Chief executive of the Personal Investment Authority from 1994 and moved into business in 1998 as executive chairman of Save and Prosper. Deputy chairman of Thames Water from 2001, founder chairman of the Telecoms Ombudsman Service in 2002 and board member of Morgan Stanley Bank International from 2005. ...
Desalination: the quest to quench the world's thirst for water image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 27th of May 2015 06:00:31 AM
....Even London now has a seawater desalination plant. The city and the southeast of England is a “water-stressed area”, says Simon Earl, head of water production for Thames Water. ...
Thatcher's dream for UK investors has become a nightmare image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Sunday 17th of May 2015 07:00:25 PM
.... A look at the utility market landscape from 1995 to the present day shows a worrying trend. In the post privatisation period there were 29 listed UK utility companies with household names like Yorkshire Electricity, London Electricity and Thames Water. ...
Allianz joins bidders vying to invest in London's super-sewer image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Saturday 2nd of May 2015 05:00:19 PM
.... Construction on the £4. 2bn project, run by Thames Water, will begin in 2016 and is due to complete in 2023. ...
Pennon buys Bournemouth Water as floodgates open for more M&A image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Thursday 16th of April 2015 03:51:32 PM
.... . There are currently 10 waste and water companies including Thames Water, United Utilities and Severn Trent, and eight water-only companies, including Bournemouth, in the UK. ...
Inflation may be at zero – but many household costs remain on the rise image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 1st of April 2015 05:00:09 AM
....Water bills will increase by £5 to £401 for the average household from Wednesday. Customers facing the biggest increase are those whose sewerage services are provided by Thames Water, which is raising waste water charges by an average of £12, partly to help fund the development of the controversial “super sewer”, the Thames Tideway Tunnel. ...
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....The suspicion that water companies, as large local monopolies, have had it too good is supported by their popularity with acquisitive overseas investors. Thames Water counts China and Abu Dhabi among its United Nations of shareholders, while Northumbrian Water is part of the Hong Kong billionaire Li Ka-shing’s empire, and Severn Trent fought off a bid from a consortium of Canadian and Kuwaitis. ...
No action is best action as Balfour Beatty emerges from the storm image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Monday 9th of March 2015 05:21:54 PM
.... Balfour has announced a string of major contract wins recently that show it is more than capable of winning work. Yesterday it revealed it had landed £250m of work constructing Thames flood defences, last week it announced it was moving into residential development with £400m of work to build homes on the London Olympics site, and last month won a £265m contract extension with Thames Water. ...
Under pressure to pay Thames Water arrears image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 2nd of March 2015 07:00:09 AM
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Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Tuesday 10th of February 2015 10:31:50 AM
.... In the post privatisation period from 1995 to the present day the number of UK listed utility companies has dwindled. In 1995 there were 29 listed utilities including household names like Yorkshire Electricity, London Electricity and Thames Water. ...
Balfour Beatty reveals Thames Water contract win image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Monday 2nd of February 2015 08:19:09 AM
. Troubled infrastructure group Balfour Beatty has announced that its joint venture project has signed a £800m contract with Thames Water, just two weeks after issuing its sixth profit warning in a little over two years. ...
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Source : Independent [Read Article] Wednesday 31st of December 2014 09:54:31 PM
Water companies ordered to slash bills by 5% over next 5 years image
Source : Independent [Read Article] Friday 12th of December 2014 12:00:17 PM
....5p though Ofwat’s determination for South West Water did not change since a provisional ruling in April. In London, customers of Thames Water — owned by Australia’s Macquarie Bank — will see bills fall by an average 5 per cent in the next five years. ...
Water bills: Ofwat sets out price restrictions image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 12th of December 2014 07:38:01 AM
....Companies have two months to accept Ofwat's decision, or seek a referral to the Competition and Markets Authority. Both Thames Water and United Utilities said they would look at the ruling carefully before coming to a decision. ...
.... This will provide Thames Tideway with the financial security needed to ensure its seven-year construction programme gets going in 2016. Thames Water is now looking for an “infrastructure provider” that will in effect bankroll the project. ...
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Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Wednesday 19th of November 2014 01:10:14 PM
Our Thames Water meter was supposed to save money so why did bill go up? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 13th of November 2014 07:00:11 AM
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The return of the paupers funeral to austerity Britain image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 20th of October 2014 05:00:26 PM
.... His brother-in-law wasn’t able to find the money. Although his father had not saved for a funeral, he had worked since he was 15, digging pipes for Thames Water, and Griffin was surprised that this was not recognised. ...
Water firms use 'unacceptable' debt collection tactics image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 14th of October 2014 11:01:45 PM
.... . But the UK's biggest domestic water supplier, Thames Water, is among those continuing with the practice. ...
'Super-sewer' in London and south-east could add £80 to water bills image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 12th of September 2014 05:55:30 PM
....Work on the tunnel, almost as wide as three double-decker buses, will begin in 2016 and is expected to be complete in 2023. Thames Water said the final cost would add £70-£80 a year to bills under a "worse-case scenario" for its 15 million customers, as far apart as Oxford and Kent. ...
'How much did a wet August and water butts save me?' image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Friday 12th of September 2014 08:22:41 AM
.... It's quite a large garden and would have been around 10 watering cans a day. I am with Thames Water. ...
Won over by water meters: 10m sign up but does everyone save? image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Friday 5th of September 2014 06:03:03 AM
.... . Thames Water, Britain’s largest water supplier, and another that covers a region prone to water shortages, said it hoped to get 80pc of its customers on a water meter by 2025. ...
Average water bill could rise by £30 under proposed industry settlement image
....". Three companies – Thames Water, United Utilities and Bristol Water –have been given further time to review their plans owing to a "very material gap" between their expenditure projections and Ofwat's view. ...
Water bills to fall by average of £20 - but not if you're a Londoner image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Friday 29th of August 2014 12:53:35 PM
.... . However, the plans come with a major caveat that for Thames Water customers they exclude the bulk of significant extra costs for funding the massive £4. ...
Water bills plugged by regulator Ofwat image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 29th of August 2014 09:52:26 AM
....Nearly all have been told by Ofwat to reconsider some parts of their plans. Three companies - Thames Water, Bristol Water and United Utilities - had already been told to rethink their plans, as their initial assessment was vastly different to Ofwat's own estimates. ...
Wave hello to British sea power image
Source : Independent [Read Article] Wednesday 13th of August 2014 11:33:39 PM
.... Building is scheduled to commence in May, assuming it can raise the necessary finance. The company has raised £10m so far – Macquarie, the Australian infrastructure investor behind Thames Water and the M6 toll road, is understood to be leading the fundraising. ...
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Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 9th of August 2014 07:37:34 PM
.... Private equity has grown fastest here, because it is so easy to buy companies like Care UK – originally a plc quoted on the stock market – doctor them and sell them on. Thames Water, a plaything of private equity, with its ultimate parent company domiciled in "tax-efficient" Luxembourg, is loaded with debt – and only able to build the planned super-sewer with government guarantees because it has so over-distributed its profits as dividends. ...
.... . During the good times, when money flooded the City like a burst Thames Water pipe, banks didn’t bother too much about what their people were doing to make it. ...
Thames Water challenged over London supersewer costs image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Wednesday 6th of August 2014 03:25:38 PM
. Thames Water has only justified half of its initial spending plans for the London supersewer project, regulator Ofwat has warned, demanding the company provide more information to explain proposals for a further £331m outlay. ...
Will switching to a water meter save money? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 8th of July 2014 10:36:57 AM
....”. She had taken up Thames Water’s offer to fit a water meter at the property purely on impulse. ...
Li Keqiang visit to Britain: China needs us as much as we need them image
Source : Independent [Read Article] Monday 16th of June 2014 05:23:04 PM
.... So it has rolled out the red carpet for the Chinese in the hope they will help to fill the gap. The China Investment  Corporation, the country’s sovereign wealth fund, has a 10 per cent stake in the consortium that owns Heathrow Airport and a similar sized stake in Thames Water. ...
China trade visit set to result in £18bn of investments for UK image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 16th of June 2014 01:20:16 PM
....Water. China's sovereign wealth fund owns 9% of the UK's largest water company,Thames Water, while a Hong Kong-based investment consortium controlled by billionaire Li Ka-shing owns more than a quarter of Northumbrian Water. ...
Thames Water: the drip, drip, drip of discontent image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 15th of June 2014 07:00:00 PM
.... And unlike last year's sale of Royal Mail, it was just about possible back then to believe they really meant it. I wonder what Sid would have made of last week's results from Thames Water. ...
Source : Independent [Read Article] Wednesday 11th of June 2014 12:03:38 PM
. Thames Water’s profits climbed 79 per cent last year but once again the London utility paid no corporation tax despite making a pre-tax profit of £259 million. ...
Thames Water to pay £86m for overestimating flooding risks image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 5th of June 2014 10:47:25 AM
. Thames Water, the UK's biggest water company, has agreed to an £86m financial settlement over the misreporting of sewer flooding data. ...
Thames Water to pay £86m package after mis-reporting data image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 5th of June 2014 06:39:01 AM
. Thames Water has agreed to pay a package worth £86m to customers after it mis-reported sewer flooding data in 2010, the regulator Ofwat has said. ...

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