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Water UK response to Ofwat discussion paper on financial resilience in the water sector

We agree that water companies should have the financial resilience needed to meet customers’ needs at all times. But we do not recognise the concerns expressed in the discussion paper which have led Ofwat to make a series of proposals for potential interventions. For Ofwat to consider implementing measures along the lines consulted on would be an unprecedented step, not only in the water sector but across all regulated sectors, which would need an overriding and compelling case underpinned by the strongest possible evidence.