Policy & Regulation
NI Water infrastructure ready to ‘burst at seams' - chairman
Northern Ireland Water chairman Dr Len O'Hagan has warned that underfunding during the current regulatory cycle has left the utility facing a "tipping point", saying £2.5 billion will need to be spent to ensure services remain fit for purpose.
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- Costain JV selected by Southern Water as AMP7 partner Costain and its existing joint venture partner MWH Treatment have been selected by Southern Water to extend the AMP6 contract as part of the water company's AMP7 investment programme.
- Water sector measures highlighted in Environment Bill The government has unveiled a raft of new policies in its Environment Bill, with Ofwat and the Environment Agency set to be granted greater regulatory powers over water companies.
- CBI says Labour renationalisation policy would cost £196bn The up-front cost of the Labour Party's renationalisation proposals for water and energy utilities is estimated to be £196 billion, according to new analysis by the CBI.
- Regulators must be given powers to tackle climate change The UK will fail to reach net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050 if regulators aren't given new powers to ensure utility companies invest in sustainable infrastructure, according to a report from the National Infrastructure Commission.
- Galliford Try secures £340m worth of water frameworks Galliford Try has been appointed to two AMP7 frameworks worth approximately £340 million.