What are the prospects for a competitive water market?


  • 30/10/2014
Speakers: Tony Ballance, Director, Strategy & Regulation, Severn Trent Water; Gordon Hughes, Chairman, Water Industry Commision for Scotland; and Richard Laikin, UK Water Sector Leader, PWC.

With competition for water supply to non-household customers set to be introduced in 2017, the water industry and Ofwat are making plans for a new market structure to ensure an orderly transition to a competitive market. This lecture will examine where the industry stands today and analyse the factors which will determine the success of the new market.

The Beesley Lectures are a series of eight annual lectures covering regulated industries in the UK. The lectures are held in memory of Professor Michael Beesley, who was a leading architect of the British  system of utility regulation and a Managing Trustee of the Institute of Economic Affairs. He founded the series in 1991 and organised them until his death in 1999.

The lectures are taking place every Thursday between 2nd October and 20th November this year, at the Institute of Directors. Evenings will begin at 6.30pm and delegates are encouraged to network over refreshments until 7pm, when the lecture will commence. Lectures will last for one hour, followed by a 20-minute response before handing over to the audience for extended discussion. The proceedings will end at 8.45pm with refreshments.

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The lectures are organised with the assistance of the Centre for Competition & Regulatory Policy, City University.

Sponsored by PwC.