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The water industry in Scotland

Water Industry News

19 July 2016: Modernising the Water Industry’s Use of Rateable Value to Charge Non-Households for Water and Sewerage Services

The closing date for the consultation has been extended to 7 October 2016.

4 July 2016: Water and Sewerage Charges: Charges for Vacant Non-household Properties

The Cabinet Secretary for Envirionment, Climate Change and Land Reform wrote to the Environment, Climate Change and Land Reform Committee on 30 June 2016 to outline the Scottish Government's intention to introduce water charges for vacant non-domestic properties and to consult as to the level of such rates.

To read more, click here.

30 June 2016: Modernising the Water Industry’s Use of Rateable Value to Charge Non-Households for Water and Sewerage Services

The Scottish Government has launched a consultation to seek views on charging by reference to rateable value.  The consultation period ends on 23 September 2016 and arrangements will be confirmed in Winter 2016.  The consultation can be found here.

30 June 2016: Water and Sewerage Charges: Charges for Vacant Non-household Properties

The Scottish Government has published the responses and summary of the consultation which ran from 18 May 2015 to 24 August 2015.

To read the summary, click here.

To view the responses, click here.

7 October 2015: Investing in Scotland's Water Industry: Improvements Delivered in 2010-15

The Output Monitoring Group has published a report on Scottish Water's performance for the 2010-15 regulatory period.  The report summarises the progress Scottish Water has made in delivering improvements during this period.

The report can be found here.

5 January 2015: Water and Sewerage Charges Exemption Scheme for Small Voluntary Organisations 2015-21

The Scottish Government has announced a scheme to assist charities and Community Amateur Sports Clubs with the payment of water and sewerage charges from 1 April 2015.  This will replace the existing water and sewerage charges exemption scheme which ends on 31 March 2015.  Full details including criteria for exemption can be found here.