Putting the sector back in balance for PR19



In April, Ofwat consulted on some targeted amendments and clarifications to their methodology for PR19 to better align interests of investors in water companies with customers. They set out:

proposals for companies to share financing outperformance from high gearing

expectations for PR19 business plans around transparency of dividend and performance-related executive pay policies; and,

clarificiations on how we expect companies to demonstrate financial resilience in business plans.

Ofwat have set out the consultation outcome here and will publish a full position statement summarising issues and responses later in July.

https://www.ofwat.gov.uk/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/Benefit-sharing-decision-statement-FINAL-for-publishing.pdf

Case Studies

South West Water
Thames Water
Irish Water