Utilities

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For ‘mob rule’, Rishi Sunak, look no further than your cabinet | Brief letters
Brief letters: Chaos at the top | A Breathtaking reminder | Ending sentences with prepositions | Getting hold of British Gas

29, Feb, 2024 @5:13 PM

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UK power plants lined up to command record high energy prices this decade
Stations secure all-time high price of £65 a kW per year for 2027-28 in ‘capacity market’ auction

Alex Lawson

28, Feb, 2024 @6:18 PM

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Thames Water lobbying government to let it increase bills by 40%
UK’s largest water company also calls for dividend payouts and lower fines for breaches to avoid taxpayer bailout

Jack Simpson

28, Feb, 2024 @9:20 AM

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Southern Water fined £330,000 for stream pollution that killed 2,000 fish
Waste flowed into Hampshire stream for 20 hours because of faulty equipment at pumping station

Steven Morris

27, Feb, 2024 @5:20 PM

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British Gas launches fixed-rate energy deal offering 12% saving on price cap
Price Promise tariff gives discount on current cap and guarantees to be at least £1 per fuel under April one

Miles Brignall

18, Feb, 2024 @7:00 AM

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British Gas profits leap from £72m to £751m in a year
Unite union says UK energy supplier’s bumper results ‘come off the back of exorbitant energy bills’

Kalyeena Makortoff

15, Feb, 2024 @10:19 AM

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Thames Water forecasts more leaks over next two years than predicted
Revision will pile further pressure on firm to invest in infrastructure amid anger over its sewage-dumping record

Alex Lawson

12, Feb, 2024 @4:40 PM

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Call for UK utility firms to face higher fines for ‘street scars’ on pavements
Government adviser says water and telecoms privatisation is to blame for disfiguring streets with tarmac

Helena Horton Environment reporter

09, Feb, 2024 @1:00 PM

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‘Elevated’ risk of hackers targeting UK drinking water, says credit agency
Moody’s warning over hacking’s effect on debts may bolster water utilities’ plans to hike bills to cover needed investments

Alex Lawson

04, Feb, 2024 @2:19 PM

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Water firms in England and Wales urged to invest profits in cutting bills
Suppliers expected to charge average 6% more from April despite public anger at underinvestment and sewage dumping

Alex Lawson

02, Feb, 2024 @12:01 AM

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Revealed: watchdogs and water bosses had dinner at private London club to discuss future
Exclusive: Meal attended by Environment Agency and Ofwat chairs attacked as outrageous example of ‘regulatory capture’

Helena Horton Environment reporter

01, Feb, 2024 @7:21 PM

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The Guardian view on Royal Mail: when letters arrive is a social, not market, decision | Editorial
Editorial: Privatisation has not seen consumer and staff interests properly protected. It is time to consider a different approach

Editorial

24, Jan, 2024 @6:29 PM

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