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star this property date less than 2019-05-13more like thismore than 2019-05-13
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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
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star this property answering dept short name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
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unstar this property hansard heading Water Supply: Competition more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what (a) new services and (b) innovations have been introduced to the water market as a result of competition between water suppliers. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Southampton, Itchen more like this
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Royston Smith more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-05-17more like thismore than 2019-05-17
unstar this property answer text <p>New services introduced to the water market include, but are not limited to:</p><p> </p><ul><li><p>consolidated billing;</p></li><li><p>billing and metering services;</p></li><li><p>enhanced customer services;</p></li><li><p>multi-utility offerings;</p></li><li><p>water efficiency services; and</p></li><li><p>other consultancy services.</p></li></ul><p> </p><p>Innovations introduced include the emerging new business model of ‘self-supply’, where five business customers have become self-supply retailers, meaning they procure water services directly from wholesalers and provide their own retail services. Benefits for these customers include financial savings, better oversight of their own usage, and influence over industry developments through participation in market governance.</p><p> </p><p>Ofwat’s report on the first year of the market, Open for business, contains further detail: <a href="https://www.ofwat.gov.uk/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/State-of-the-market-report-2017-18-FINAL.pdf" target="_blank">https://www.ofwat.gov.uk/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/State-of-the-market-report-2017-18-FINAL.pdf</a>.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Suffolk Coastal more like this
star this property answering member printed Dr Thérèse Coffey more like this
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less than 2019-05-17T11:59:08.357Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-17T11:59:08.357Z
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star this property label Biography information for Dr Thérèse Coffey more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Royston Smith more like this