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MPs debate water management legislation

MPs last week debated the new flood and water management legislation in the Commons focusing on affordability and bad debt.

The water industry is pressing for measures on social tariffs and bad debt to be implemented in the new bill and is urging the government to bring forward guidance on section 44 of the Flood and Water Management Act (social tariffs) and regulations of section 45 of the Flood and Water Management Act (bad debt) as soon as possible.

Water minister Richard Benyon MP promised that the Water White Paper would be published by December this year.

Readers' comments (1)

  • Sadly we shall be retaining all of our incumbent institutions and regime players, rather than actually getting rid of most of them and starting again with a proper and integrated water management system.
    With one of the most complex governance systems for water worldwide we are unable to realise the multiple benefits and significant cost savings that integrated water management is bringing in many countries around the world. We have an environment agency who are answerable now to no one and imposing 'Rolls-Royce' solutions at our expense.
    The 'magic' of the privatised providers has been exposed as a myth due to their huge levels of indebtedness.

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