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May 2009
Utility Week;5/8/2009, p27
Trade Publication
The article explores the discrepancy between water company debt collection rates and those of local authorities in Great Britain. Based on official data, local authorities in England were able to collect £20 billion in council taxes by the end of March 2008. By contrast, the June 2009 figures from the Office of Water Services (Ofwat) show that the water industry had a national average collection rate of 93.8 percent in the 2007 to 2008 period.


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