Severn charged with fraud

Mair, Vibeka
November 2007
Utility Week;11/30/2007, Vol. 28 Issue 8, p41
Trade Publication
The article reports that Severn Trent will be charged by the British Serious Fraud Office (SFO) on three counts of submitting false information about leakage to the Office of Water Services (Ofwat). The offences were alleged to have happened between 2000 and 2002, in contravention of section 207 of the Water Industry Act 1991. Severn Trent agreed to return £42 million to customers after Ofwat published an interim report in 2006 finding the company guilty of false reporting ahead of the 2004 periodic review.


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