Chain reaction

Burns, Phil
July 2008
Utility Week;7/11/2008, Vol. 29 Issue 12, p32
Trade Publication
The article examines whether utilities should be expected to outperform the rest of the British economy when it comes to Retail Prices Index-minus mortgage interest payment (RPI-X ) productivity targets. There is a growing awareness among British regulators and companies that the future productivity gains that regulated businesses can achieve are getting smaller and smaller. The scope for real cost and price reductions in the future through RPI-X is said to be more limited than in the past.


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