Water chiefs fear tougher price cap
Thursday 04 February 1999
They fear that when Ian Byatt of Ofwat (pictured) publishes his final price controls this summer, he will limit the water industry's return on capital to as little as 4 per cent. This would reduce the average household bill by a further pounds 8.50 on top of the pounds 40 cut Mr Byatt already envisages. But it would cost the industry between pounds 200m and pounds 250m in reduced revenues.
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