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UK Water sector: priorities post-EU referendum

The success of the water sector has been built on a stable and predictable regulatory and business environment. This has enabled water companies to raise long-term finance to deliver benefits to customers and the environment at an affordable price.

Post-referendum, the water sector like all other industries is assessing the potential impacts across a range of areas. These include the strength of the UK’s economy and the ability to attract investment, legislation and regulation in the environment and other business issues such as procurement and employment, and tariffs on goods and services to and from abroad.