Water retail services competition in England and Wales: Still Hobson’s choice?

Jul 25, 2011

Water Retail Services Competition in England and Wales recommends that vertically-integrated local water monopolies should be partially broken up, with businesses and public sector organisations given the right to choose their water retail suppliers. It finds agreement between a range of cost benefit analyses that opening up the England and Wales water retail services market would give large net benefits – between £600 million and £2.5 billion, even without taking into account customer service benefits and water saving.

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Simon Less

Simon Less
Head of Environment & Energy, 2010-2012 Read Full Bio

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