On Sunday 5th April 2020 The Sunday Times published an inaccurate story in its business section, claiming that the water industry is lobbying Ofwat for a financial bailout.
In case news outlets are tempted to write follow-up stories we want to make the following points absolutely clear:
- The Sunday Times story is wrong
- We haven’t asked the Government for a financial bailout; we don’t want one – and we certainly haven’t lobbied Ofwat about it
- Our overriding focus at the moment is to ensure water and wastewater operations remain completely reliable
- We are going to unprecedented lengths to support hundreds of thousands of household customers with their bills, as many are now in difficult financial circumstances