Thames Water

Meeting: 
MQT on 2008-11-12
Session date: 
November 12, 2008
Reference: 
2008/2607
Question By: 
Joanne McCartney
Organisation: 
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

Will you join the The Office for Water Services in challenging Thames Water over its plan to raise prices by 25% over the next five years?

Answer

Answer for Thames Water

Answer for Thames Water

Answered By: 
The Mayor

According to figures provided on page 73 of the Thames Water's 'Our plans for water' document, the proposed increase over the five years 2009/10 to 2014/15 is 16.2%, of which 4.6% is accounted for by the Thames Tideway Tunnel, rather than 25%.

I am concerned at how the increases will affect those least able to pay and are keen to work with Government, OFWAT and CC Water to alleviate the worst difficulties.