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Thames Water pays £60k compensation after email blunder – Daily Telegraph

“Thames Water has agreed to pay £60,000 in compensation to customers after it admitted ignoring thousands of complaints following an email blunder.”

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Daily Telegraph, 29th October 2010

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Hertfordshire County Council v Veolia Water Central Ltd – WLR Daily

Hertfordshire County Council v Veolia Water Central Ltd [2010] EWCA Civ 887; [2010] WLR (D) 200

“In order to avoid absurdity, s 81 of the New Roads and Street Works Act 1991 and regs 3 and 4 of the Street Works (Maintenance) Regulations 1992 had to be given a purposive interpretation, meaning that the power of a street authority to undertake emergency works under reg 4 was conditional upon an inspection having been undertaken under reg 3 only where appropriate.”

WLR Daily, 28th July 2010

Source: www.lawreports.co.uk

Please note once a case has been fully reported in one of the ICLR series the corresponding WLR Daily summary is removed.

Water companies told to spend less and pass benefit to customers – The Times

“Britain’s water companies were ordered yesterday to slash 4 per cent from their bills by 2015 in a rare piece of good news for millions of hard-pressed consumers.”

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The Times, 24th July 2009

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

Severn Trent to pay £2m over false leak data – The Times

“Severn Trent, the UK’s second largest water company, was today fined £2 million at the Old Bailey for misreporting leakage information in a case brought by the Serious Fraud Office (SFO).”

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The Times, 1st July 2008

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

Severn Trent faces charges for giving false data on water leaks to regulator – The Independent

“The Serious Fraud Office is charging Severn Trent with three criminal offences for supplying inaccurate leakage data to Ofwat, the water regulator.”

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The Independent, 23rd November 2007

Source: www.independent.co.uk


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