TITLE

Wics recommends zero threshold

PUB. DATE
November 2008
SOURCE
Utility Week;11/28/2008, Vol. 29 Issue 28, p4
SOURCE TYPE
Trade Publication
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
This article reports on the need for England and Wales to abandon thresholds for customers to enter the competitive market, according to Water Industry Commission for Scotland (Wics) Chief Executive Alan Sutherland. He is opposed to proposals for maintaining competition in the water industry. One of the proposals is to open the market to all businesses that use one megalitre a year by 2012. Yve Buckland of the Consumer Council for Water points out that competition has not served business customers well.
ACCESSION #
36888852

 

Related Articles

  • Pearson 'ready to act' to push competition. Hobson, Steve // Utility Week;4/27/2007, Vol. 27 Issue 5, p10 

    The article reports on the efforts of Consumer Council for Water (CCWater) chair Dame Yve Buckland to improve the water industry law and get the competition moving in Great Britain. It states that Buckland has led a delegation of water users to meet with environment minister Ian Pearson. It...

  • Customers prevented from switching by 'obstruction'.  // Utility Week;5/19/2006, Vol. 25 Issue 12, p5 

    The article deals with the complaints of water customers for not being able to switch, after competition was introduced for customers using more than 50 megalitres a year in Great Britain. According to Yve Buckland, chairman of the Consumer Council for Water, some businesses were trying to...

  • GB water market 'best option'. Andrews, Annabel // Utility Week;5/30/2008, Vol. 29 Issue 6, p10 

    The article considers the views of Alan Sutherland, chief executive of Scottish water regulator Wics, regarding the potential of the water market in Great Britain. Sutherland has suggested that a Great Britain-wide competitive market might be the best option for customers, entrants and the...

  • Open for business.  // Utility Week;4/4/2008, Vol. 28 Issue 22, p1 

    The article looks at the benefits of competition in the Scottish water industry, according to Water Industry Commission for Scotland (WICS) chief executive Alan Sutherland. The competition officially kicked in on April 1, 2008 when all Scotland's 130,000 business premises became eligible to...

  • Smart meter trials needed, says CCWater.  // Utility Week;5/4/2007, Vol. 27 Issue 6, p8 

    The article presents the views of Dame Yve Buckland, chair of the Consumer Council for Water, on a compulsory water metering programme in Great Britain. According to Buckland, rolling out a compulsory metering programme without proper trials of smart meters would be nonsensical. She was...

  • CCWater warns over unwinding subsidies. Andrews, Annabel // Utility Week;2/13/2009, Vol. 30 Issue 7, p41 

    The article reports on the warning issued by Yve Buckland, chair of the Consumer Council for Water (CCWater), on the move towards further metering which would involve a similar unwinding of cross-subsidies. On the issue of surface water drainage charges, Buckland states that paying for what one...

  • CCWater seeks life extension past PR09.  // Utility Week;4/27/2007, Vol. 27 Issue 5, p6 

    The article reports on the request of the British Consumer Council for Water (CCWater) that the decision on merging it into a consumer group be postponed until 2010 or after the 2009 periodic review (PR09). A letter was sent to trade minister Ian McCartney who proposed bringing forward the...

  • Speaking up for customers. Hobson, Steve // Utility Week;10/14/2005, Vol. 24 Issue 9, p18 

    Presents an interview with Dame Yve Buckland, chair of the Consumer Council for Water, about the water industry in Great Britain. Views on water customers; Performance of former water customers representative body WaterVoice; Issue on which the British Office of Water Services and WaterVoice...

  • Retail reform diverted water firms from upstream threat. Tshibangu, Anthony // Utility Week;3/8/2013, p9 

    The article reports on Water Industry Commission for Scotland chief executive officer (CEO) Alan Sutherland's claim that the water industry should have realized that the real threat to the sector is upstream reform.

Share

Read the Article

Courtesy of VIRGINIA BEACH PUBLIC LIBRARY AND SYSTEM

Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics