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Ofwat is the regulator for the water and sewerage industries in England and Wales.

Its formal title is the Water Services Regulation Authority (WSRA). The Authority was established under the Water Act 2003 and replaced the office of the Director General of Water Services (DGWS), which had been the regulator under the Water Industry Act 1991. The name Ofwat is normally used instead of these formal titles.

Ofwat's chairman is Philip Fletcher, the former Director General of Water Services. Regina Finn joined as chief executive on Monday 9 October 2006.

Ofwat's website http://www.ofwat.gov.uk/ contains consultation and policy papers, news, reports and industry data.

Thu 30 Sep 2010Expected (Ofwat): Independent evaluation of review process
Sun 10 Jan 2010Expected (Ofwat): Deadline for acceptance of determinations
Mon 30 Nov 2009Expected (Ofwat): Final determinations
Mon 31 Aug 2009Expected: Water and sewerage final business plans
Fri 10 Jul 2009Expected (Ofwat): Draft determinations
Sat 31 Jan 2009Expected (Ofwat): Business plans reporting requirements
Wed 03 Dec 2008Broken links to Ofwat's website
Thu 20 Nov 2008Changes to Ofwat guidance on access codes
Wed 19 Nov 2008Ofwat policy on leakage, water efficiency and metering
Fri 14 Nov 2008Ofwat sends interim Reservoir release to companies (only?)
Fri 07 Nov 2008Albion Water v Ofwat & Welsh (Shotton) [2008] CAT 31
Mon 03 Nov 2008Process for Ofwat's capital expenditure menu scheme
Thu 30 Oct 2008Ofwat consultation on work programme to 2012
Wed 22 Oct 2008Ofwat's fastest ever data request? (RD 21/08)
Thu 02 Oct 2008Ofwat summary of draft business plans
Thu 25 Sep 2008England and Wales water industry finances 2007/2008
Tue 23 Sep 2008Guidance to Ofwat on social and environmental aims
Fri 12 Sep 2008Ofwat proposals for cost allocation to business units
Thu 28 Aug 2008Ofwat's feedback on capital expenditure cost base data
Thu 28 Aug 2008Ofwat view on the structure of water and sewerage charges
Mon 28 Jul 2008Ofwat's accounts for 2007/2008
Thu 26 Jun 2008Ofwat decision on water industry power generation income
Thu 26 Jun 2008Ofwat's annual report for 2007/2008
Fri 20 Jun 2008Approach to water efficiency in Ofwat's 2009 periodic review
Thu 19 Jun 2008Ofwat consultation on Yorkshire Water's licence obligations
Mon 09 Jun 2008Ofwat's new markets team
Thu 22 May 2008Bad weather exclusions for water company compensation
Thu 22 May 2008Welsh Water v Albion Water [2008] EWCA Civ 536
Wed 21 May 2008Ofwat capital expenditure incentive scheme (CIS) example
Fri 16 May 2008Ofwat consultation on proposals for competition
Thu 15 May 2008Ofwat process for 2008 interim determinations (MD 228)
Mon 07 Apr 2008Ofwat's new revenue correction mechanism worked examples
Tue 01 Apr 2008Ofwat's forward programme 2008-2011
Fri 28 Mar 2008Ofwat consultation on customer service incentives
Fri 28 Mar 2008First Ofwat determination under water supply licensing
Thu 27 Mar 2008Ofwat's approach to the 2009 price control review
Fri 07 Mar 2008Change of control for SST and Southern Water
Fri 15 Feb 2008Ofwat update on leakage methodology review
Thu 14 Feb 2008Hearing (CAT): Albion Water/Ofwat/Welsh Water
Fri 08 Feb 2008Extended deadline for representations on Thames Water fine
Wed 23 Jan 2008Ofwat consultation on charging structures
Thu 10 Jan 2008Ofwat consultation on plans to 2011
Fri 21 Dec 2007Defra statement of obligations for PR09
Thu 20 Dec 2007Ofwat ideas for changes to water supply licensing
Wed 19 Dec 2007Ofwat's June return 2008 reporting requirements
Thu 13 Dec 2007Draft Ofwat competition law enforcement guidance
Wed 12 Dec 2007Ofwat's unit costs and relative efficiency report 2006/2007
Thu 06 Dec 2007Ofwat's draft forward programme for 2008-2011
Fri 30 Nov 2007Draft Ofwat information requirements for business plans
Thu 29 Nov 2007Price remedies for Mid Kent / South East Water merger
Tue 27 Nov 2007Ofwat's logging down and shortfalling rules for PR09
Thu 22 Nov 2007Joint Ofwat/EA/Government leakage methodology review
Thu 22 Nov 2007Public version of water and sewerage June returns 2007
Thu 22 Nov 2007Severn Trent Water charged by Serious Fraud Office
Thu 15 Nov 2007Water levels of service in England and Wales 2006/2007
Wed 14 Nov 2007Ofwat proposals to fine Southern Water
Tue 06 Nov 2007Draft price remedies for Mid Kent / South East Water merger
Fri 02 Nov 2007Merger of South East Water and Mid Kent Water licences
Thu 01 Nov 2007Ofwat's capital maintenance econometric return
Tue 30 Oct 2007Ofwat information request for competition study
Thu 18 Oct 2007Ofwat consultation on cost of capital issues
Thu 18 Oct 2007Ofwat consultation on capital expenditure menu proposals
Thu 18 Oct 2007Ofwat consultation on approach to 2009 price control review
Tue 16 Oct 2007Further special factor disclosures from Ofwat
Tue 16 Oct 2007Ofwat's security of supply report for 2006/2007
Tue 09 Oct 2007Ofwat's website down
Fri 28 Sep 2007Ofwat proposals to fine Thames Water
Tue 25 Sep 2007England and Wales water industry finances 2006/2007
Wed 19 Sep 2007Water industry information on household debt
Tue 11 Sep 2007Consultation on cost base reporting requirements
Fri 07 Sep 2007Draft capital maintenance econometric return 2008
Wed 29 Aug 2007Ofwat data collection for approval of charges schemes
Thu 16 Aug 2007Welsh Water appeal against Albion Water CAT judgments
Thu 16 Aug 2007Ofwat happy with Sutton and East Surrey refinancing
Thu 16 Aug 2007Aquavitae seeks action against alleged Anglian squeeze
Wed 15 Aug 2007Ofwat's second workshop on competition
Thu 09 Aug 2007Ofwat unworried by Thames Water rating downgrade
Thu 09 Aug 2007Severn Trent Water leakage undertaking
Tue 31 Jul 2007Modifications to water supply licensing guidance
Tue 31 Jul 2007Ofwat resource accounts for 2006/2007
Mon 30 Jul 2007Ofwat preference for a "revenue-corrected price cap"
Fri 13 Jul 2007Ofwat consultation on market competition issues (MD225)
Mon 09 Jul 2007Revaluation of assets for the 2009 price review
Thu 05 Jul 2007Licence updates following Anglian Water takeover
Thu 28 Jun 2007Ofwat annual report for 2006/2007
Mon 25 Jun 2007Transfer pricing fine for United Utilities Water
Wed 30 May 2007Ofwat response to Thames Water take-over
Tue 29 May 2007Ofwat consultation on estimating expenditure requirements
Tue 22 May 2007Ofwat glossary of terms, second edition
Mon 21 May 2007Sutton and East Surrey Water ring-fencing update
Wed 16 May 2007Ofwat's report on water and sewerage charges 2007/2008
Thu 10 May 2007PAC on Ofwat's approach to water efficiency and leakage
Fri 04 May 2007Capital maintenance econometrics for the 2009 review
Thu 03 May 2007Ofwat process for interim determinations 2007 (MD224)
Thu 03 May 2007Cash lock-up provision for Anglian Water
Wed 02 May 2007Ofwat recommendations to incumbent water companies
Wed 02 May 2007Ofwat consultation on water supply licensing guidance
Wed 02 May 2007Ofwat consultation on secondary supply duty
Tue 01 May 2007Reckon: Report for UKWIR on Ofwat's "efficiency" methods
Mon 30 Apr 2007Ofwat report on competition complaints 2006/2007
Fri 20 Apr 2007Welsh Water appeal v CAT: no permission on the papers
Thu 19 Apr 2007Ofwat's international water industry comparisons (2007)
Wed 18 Apr 2007Ofwat's proposal to fine United Utilities over transfer pricing
Thu 05 Apr 2007Ofwat forward programme 2007/2008 to 2009/2010
Wed 04 Apr 2007Independent Water Company v Ofwat (costs) [2007] CAT 21
Wed 04 Apr 2007Ofwat's internal review of market competition in water
Mon 26 Mar 2007Ofwat proposals for sewer flooding compensation
Fri 02 Mar 2007Ofwat invites comments on its website
Wed 21 Feb 2007New Ofwat regulatory accounting guidelines
Wed 21 Feb 2007Water companies left to decide whether to obey Ofwat or CAT
Thu 15 Feb 2007Ofwat board rules of procedure
Tue 06 Feb 2007Albion Water v Ofwat/Welsh Water [2007] CAT 8
Mon 05 Feb 2007Ofwat consults on Thames Water's change of ownership
Wed 31 Jan 2007Correction to water distribution infrastructure econometrics
Fri 26 Jan 2007Independent Water Company v Ofwat [2007] CAT 6
Fri 19 Jan 2007NAO on Ofwat's approach to water efficiency and leakage
Mon 08 Jan 2007Albion Water v Ofwat/Welsh Water (costs) [2007] CAT 1 & 2
Mon 08 Jan 2007Ofwat June return 2007 reporting requirements
Thu 04 Jan 2007Ofwat update of ring-fencing licence conditions
Fri 22 Dec 2006Ofwat decision on security of supply incentives
Wed 20 Dec 2006United Utilities compliance with Ofwat transfer pricing rules
Thu 14 Dec 2006Lords committee call for evidence on regulators
Thu 14 Dec 2006Ofwat response on concurrent competition powers
Thu 14 Dec 2006Ofwat's unit costs and relative efficiency report 2005/2006
Fri 08 Dec 2006Ofwat's draft work programme 2007-2010
Thu 30 Nov 2006Ofwat reports no progress with water supply competition
Wed 22 Nov 2006Public version of water and sewerage June returns 2006
Thu 16 Nov 2006More time to think about Severn Trent fine
Thu 16 Nov 2006State of water resources in England and Wales
Wed 15 Nov 2006Licence change for Bristol Water takeover
Tue 07 Nov 2006Water levels of service in England and Wales 2005/2006
Thu 02 Nov 2006Next steps in Albion Water v Ofwat (Shotton) case
Wed 01 Nov 2006Ofwat's future approach to price controls (MD219)
Mon 30 Oct 2006Review of Ofwat's cost base for the 2009 review
Thu 26 Oct 2006More financial data for England and Wales water industry
Fri 20 Oct 2006Availability of information about Ofwat special factors
Fri 13 Oct 2006Consultation on dealing with household water debt
Thu 12 Oct 2006Albion Water v Ofwat (Shotton site) [2006] CAT 23
Tue 10 Oct 2006Thames Water penalty: extension of deadline
Thu 05 Oct 2006Ofwat's approach to serviceability issues
Wed 04 Oct 2006Review of Ofwat's financial reporting requirements
Mon 02 Oct 2006Changes of financial owners in the water industry
Fri 29 Sep 2006Revised Ofwat guidance on water supply competition
Thu 28 Sep 2006England and Wales water industry finances 2005/2006
Thu 28 Sep 2006Finances of England and Wales water industry 2005/2006
Fri 15 Sep 2006Links to water companies' 2005/2006 regulatory accounts
Fri 08 Sep 2006Additional modifications to guidance on water access codes
Thu 07 Sep 2006Cash lock-up clause in water company licences (MD218)
Fri 25 Aug 2006Tweaking of Bristol Water ring-fencing licence condition
Tue 22 Aug 2006Southern Water penalty: extension of deadline
Mon 07 Aug 2006Ofwat starts a review of its inset appointment guidance
Wed 02 Aug 2006Summary of responses to "financing networks"
Tue 01 Aug 2006Possible tightening of water leakage targets from 2010
Fri 21 Jul 2006Ofwat update on leakage
Wed 19 Jul 2006Thames Water joins Ofwat's customer service fine list
Fri 14 Jul 2006Ofwat's plans for a central database (Project Reservoir)
Tue 11 Jul 2006Reduced requirement for updates to indicative access prices
Tue 11 Jul 2006Costs of processing water network access applications
Thu 06 Jul 2006Reporting of water disconnections and customer debt
Tue 04 Jul 2006Modifications to Ofwat's access pricing guidance
Tue 04 Jul 2006Thames Water's leakage commitments
Mon 03 Jul 2006Determination of terms for bulk supply to South East Water
Fri 30 Jun 2006Ofwat's three-year programme (2006-2009)
Thu 22 Jun 2006Proposed modifications to water access code guidance
Wed 21 Jun 2006WICS annual report 2005/2006: regulatory costs doubled
Wed 14 Jun 2006Agbar's acquisition of Bristol Water
Fri 09 Jun 2006Welsh Water (and Ofwat) v Corus [2006] EWHC 1183 (Ch)
Thu 08 Jun 2006Proposed financial penalty for Severn Trent Water
Tue 06 Jun 2006Water supply licensing: Ofwat licence fees
Fri 26 May 2006Ofwat position and guidance on water metering
Wed 17 May 2006Annual report on water and sewerage charges
Thu 11 May 2006Ofwat notice on interim determination process (MD216)
Fri 28 Apr 2006Ofwat guidance on making competition law complaints
Thu 27 Apr 2006Water companies' regulatory capital values 2006-2010
Thu 13 Apr 2006Ofwat's draft three-year programme
Tue 11 Apr 2006Requirements for water regulatory accounts 2005/2006
Fri 31 Mar 2006Albion Water v Ofwat (Bath House) [2006] CAT 7
Fri 31 Mar 2006Proposed financial penalty for Southern Water
Tue 28 Mar 2006Change of financial owner for Sutton and East Surrey Water
Tue 28 Mar 2006Ofwat's assessment of capital maintenance requirements
Thu 23 Mar 2006Incentives for water security of supply
Tue 21 Mar 2006Viewpoint: Keith Mason
Tue 21 Mar 2006Ofwat response to independent report on the 2004 review
Thu 16 Mar 2006Ofwat guide to the regulation of water resale
Thu 16 Mar 2006Sewer flooding: Ofwat's approach to enforcement
Thu 16 Mar 2006Water and sewerage charges for vacant properties
Tue 07 Mar 2006Interim report on Severn Trent Water whistleblower case
Mon 06 Mar 2006Section 40 draft order determining terms for a bulk supply
Tue 28 Feb 2006Ofwat's international review of water and sewerage services
Fri 24 Feb 2006Information on special factors granted by Ofwat
Wed 22 Feb 2006Ofwat's approach to sustainable development
Wed 08 Feb 2006Regulation of financing structures for utility networks
Fri 03 Feb 2006Ofwat update on capital maintenance planning (MD212)
Tue 31 Jan 2006Duration of water price controls in England and Wales
Wed 25 Jan 2006Competition complaint against Ofwat and Bristol Water
Tue 17 Jan 2006Proposed structure of Ofwat's fees for water supply licensing
Tue 20 Dec 2005Water and sewerage costs and efficiency report 2004/2005
Wed 14 Dec 2005Water supplier failure: protection of strategic supplies
Wed 14 Dec 2005Ofwat work programme for 2006/2007
Wed 30 Nov 2005Water supply licensing customer transfer protocol
Mon 21 Nov 2005Proposed extension of Guaranteed Standards compensation
Fri 18 Nov 2005Ofwat procedures for water supply licensing determinations
Tue 15 Nov 2005Changes to June returns
Fri 11 Nov 2005Ring-fencing licence conditions for Sutton and East Surrey
Fri 04 Nov 2005Version 2 of Ofwat's access codes guidance
Thu 27 Oct 2005Ofwat annual report on water supply and demand
Mon 24 Oct 2005Leakage, water efficiency and security of supply 2004/2005
Tue 11 Oct 2005Water debt and disconnections in England and Wales
Wed 28 Sep 2005Ofwat levels of service report 2004/2005
Mon 26 Sep 2005Ofwat report on company performance 2004/2005
Tue 13 Sep 2005Licence modifications for new water competition regime
Fri 09 Sep 2005Indicative prices for access to water industry facilities
Wed 07 Sep 2005Ofwat 2004/2005 report on expenditure and finances
Thu 18 Aug 2005Competition in water and sewerage connections
Thu 11 Aug 2005Review of Ofwat's 2004 price control review
Thu 21 Jul 2005Philip Fletcher speech at Ofwat's July 2005 City Briefing
Thu 21 Jul 2005Proposed changes to June returns
Wed 20 Jul 2005Ofwat does not re-open price controls on company take-overs (so long as the buyer is not already a water company)
Thu 14 Jul 2005Ofwat's reply to open letter on water access charges
Fri 08 Jul 2005Application process for second-tier water supply licences
Fri 01 Jul 2005Water access code licence conditions (MD205)
Mon 27 Jun 2005Timing for access codes and prices (MD202)
Mon 27 Jun 2005Procedures for Water Act 2003 determinations
Fri 24 Jun 2005Ofwat guidance on access codes for water supply competition
Thu 23 Jun 2005Ofwat content with Portsmouth Water ownership change
Tue 21 Jun 2005Bill Emery to be ORR's Chief Executive
Fri 17 Jun 2005Water Act 2003: Starting dates for licensing
Thu 09 Jun 2005Ofwat annual report 2004/2005
Tue 07 Jun 2005Funding for Customer Council for Water (MD204)
Fri 27 May 2005Sutton and East Surrey Water take-over
Sun 22 May 2005Franck: Disposal of landfill leachate
Fri 20 May 2005Tankered leachate: Ofwat says no breach of competition law
Thu 19 May 2005Ofwat annual report on water and sewerage tariffs
Tue 10 May 2005Ofwat's interim determination process (MD203)
Tue 03 May 2005Regulatory accounts guidance and consultation
Mon 25 Apr 2005Publication of RCVs for water and sewerage companies
Fri 22 Apr 2005Competition complaints to Ofwat in 2004/2005
Thu 21 Apr 2005Licence changes for Mid Kent take-over
Thu 21 Apr 2005Ofwat seeks views on periodic review
Wed 20 Apr 2005Disclosure of capex cost base data used by Ofwat
Wed 20 Apr 2005New water access case at the Competition Appeal Tribunal
Thu 14 Apr 2005Water regulation: programme for 2005-2008
Fri 08 Apr 2005Next step in the implementation of competition in water supply
Thu 07 Apr 2005Proposed licence changes for acquisition of South Staffordshire Water
Fri 01 Apr 2005Changes to Ofwat's Overall Performance Assessment
Fri 01 Apr 2005New version of RAG5 (transfer pricing in water)
Thu 24 Mar 2005Ofwat/Defra statement of policy on financial penalties
Tue 22 Mar 2005International comparisons of water and sewerage services
Wed 16 Mar 2005Ofwat licence modifications
Wed 09 Mar 2005Financial arrangements for self-lay and requisitions
Fri 04 Mar 2005Review of self-lay guidance
Thu 03 Mar 2005Quarterly update bulletin on water supply licensing
Wed 02 Mar 2005Water supply licensing implementation (MD201)
Tue 08 Feb 2005Ofwat dataset on companies' financial performance
Tue 01 Feb 2005All water companies accept Ofwat's proposals
Thu 27 Jan 2005Water and sewerage costs and efficiency report 2003/2004
Fri 21 Jan 2005Recovery of WaterVoice costs (MD199)
Mon 17 Jan 2005Formal notice of Ofwat licence tidy-up
Thu 23 Dec 2004Competition Commission water mergers guidelines
Wed 01 Dec 2004Ofwat periodic review 2004: final determinations
Tue 02 Nov 2004Franck: Water mergers - Ofwat's response
Wed 20 Oct 2004Franck: Access pricing in water
Thu 30 Sep 2004Reckon: Water mergers
Wed 25 Aug 2004Water and sewerage charges 2005-2010: draft proposals
Fri 14 May 2004Guidance on charges for new water connections
Thu 25 Mar 2004Modifications to Ofwat's rolling incentive schemes (MD191)
Tue 05 Aug 2003Aquavitae v Ofwat (admissibility) [2003] CAT 17
Tue 24 Jun 2003Ofwat's handling of out- and under-performance (MD187)
Wed 14 May 2003Ofwat's annual report for 2002/2003
Thu 13 Feb 2003Smithers & Co report on cost of capital (2003)
Fri 08 Mar 2002New index of water security of supply
Thu 20 Dec 2001Proposed water security of supply scoring system
Wed 12 Apr 2000Ofwat's views on capital maintenance planning (MD161)
Thu 03 Feb 2000OFT422 guideline: Water and sewerage
Wed 11 Mar 1998Water budget payment units prohibited (MD132)
Sun 31 Jul 1994Water and sewerage charges 1995-2000: final proposals
Tue 30 Nov 1993Water and sewerage charges from 1995: Ofwat's approach
Wed 31 Jul 1991Water and sewerage charges: cost of capital consultation

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