Sutton's price hike appeal rejected

June 2009
Utility Week;6/26/2009, p29
Trade Publication
The article reports on the Competition Commission's rejection of an appeal filed by Sutton and East Surrey Water for an increase in its prices in 2009/10 due to higher power prices and lower demand. The company previously submitted a substantial adverse effect claim to Great Britain's Office of Water Services (Ofwat) to raise its prices by 10.2% but was rejected. According to the commission the company's financial problems would not hinder its operations or long-term survival.


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