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Thames Water Is Shite

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Thames Water Wastes Water

Monday, 10 June 2013

Taxing Times For Thames Water

Sky News reports that Thames Water paid no corporation tax and received £5M credit from the Treasury, whilst increasing its charges to customers by 6.7%.

By happenstance Jonson Cox, chairman of regulator Ofwat, said that the high profits and tax-reducing corporate structures of some water companies were "morally questionable".

Companies are perfectly at liberty to avoid tax. However, given that Thames Water reduces part of its tax bill by tax allowances on its investment program, it is ironic that Thames Water saw leakage of 646 million litres a day, up from 637 million litres (blamed on the cold weather).

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