Wics in firing line over research

February 2009
Utility Week;2/20/2009, Vol. 30 Issue 8, p38
Trade Publication
This article reports on calls for Water Industry Commission for Scotland (Wics) Chairman Sir Ian Byatt's resignation by Union Unison following a "Sunday Herald" investigation which found that the regulator has been spending thousands of pounds with companies associated with Byatt. Since 2006, Wics had spent £260,439 on projects as part of a contract with Frontier Economics, of which Byatt is a senior associate, the newspaper claims. Dave Watson of Union Unison expresses concern over the political agenda being pursued by the regulator.


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