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Deloitte has in-depth knowledge of the UK water industry and offers innovative, critical thinking and an unrivalled quality of service to industry players. We have proven experience of providing tailored services to both the private sector and public sector bodies. Through our involvement in industry organisations such as Water UK, we are at the forefront of industry developments. This enables us to identify issues, risks and trends, and pass that knowledge on to our clients.

We are a partner of Water UK, which represents all water and wastewater service companies at national and European level. Our partnership ensures we are close to the issues facing our clients today.

Research and insight

  • Water tight 2012: The top issues in the global water sector
    The era of cheap water is over: How do global trends affect governments, utilities, and the private sector policy under increasing pressure to be stewards of this precious and shared resource?
  • Lessons for the water and sewerage industry from retail competition in the utility sector
    This report considers the UK’s experience of market liberalisation and retail competition in the telecoms, gas and electricity industries.
  • Accounting separation and price cap regulation
    This report considers the issues raised by the introduction by Ofwat of accounting separation (AS) into the water sector and the possible development of multiple price controls for different services or business units across the water supply value chain.

Deloitte solutions

We offer specifically tailored services for the water industry including, but not restricted to:

  • Regulatory, environmental and risk reporting
  • Economic, human capital, operational efficiency and IT consulting
  • Asset valuation and organisational restructuring
  • Management systems expertise

Both public and private sector organisations also look to us for a number of advisory and implementation services including:

  • Tax, accounting and consulting services for industry regulators
  • Transaction support for corporate finance projects including structuring, transaction management, due diligence, review of sale and purchase agreements, tax planning, financing and modelling
  • Consulting services such as systems implementation, supply chain management, actuarial and human capital advisory, and regulatory services

Our clients

We are auditors to a number of water companies including Severn Trent, Cambridge Water, Bristol Water and South Staffordshire Water. This involves both regulatory and statutory reporting.

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  • Deloitte and Water UK
    Supporting information and learning.

Event highlights

  • Water UK’s City Conference 2011

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