Representation documents

On 29 August 2014, Ofwat published the draft determination of price limits for United Utilities Water for the five year period from April 2015.

The full documentation can be found on Ofwat’s website.

Ofwat invited companies and other stakeholders to make representations on the draft determination.

As scheduled, on 3 October 2014, United Utilities Water PLC submitted its representations in response to the draft determination, covering the 2015-20 period.

Ofwat is expected to publish the final determination on 12 December 2014.

Our response addresses the gap between Ofwat’s totex assessment and the business plan revision we submitted on 27 June 2014. It benefits from further detailed discussions over this period with Ofwat, the Customer Challenge Group and other stakeholders.

We published a statement summarising our response to the draft determination on 3 October 2014.

As part of our commitment to being open and transparent throughout the PR14 process, we are now pleased to be able to publish the suite of documents which form our representations on the draft determination.

The table below lists each document with its unique reference number to aid navigation through our response.

Read our appointed business plan for 2015-2020 here

Download the re-calibrated outcome delivery incentives here

Document reference  Document title 
 REP00 Ofwat summary table
 REP01 Covering letter
 REP02 Representations response overview
 REP03 Financing assumptions
 REP04 Wastewater totex programme and exclusions
 REP05 Thirlmere transfer cost exclusion
 REP06 Outcome delivery incentives
 REP07 Water wholesale programme
 REP08 Legacy adjustments – 2010-2015 performance
 REP09 Retail household representations
 REP10 Retail non-household representations
 REP12 UUW representations assurance overview
 REP13 Pensions deficit repair costs
 REP18 Scenario modelling report
 REP18b RAT model (DD version)
 UU-DT0001 Ofwat submission tables
 REP-C Financial quality assurance cost allocation KPMG findings
 REP-D KPMG financial quality assurance (June)
 REP-E KPMG review of the draft determination cost assessment of the Thirlmere Link and two wastewater projects
 REP-F Halcrow NEP5 programme assurance
 REP-G F&A report benchmarking assurance wastewater solutions
 REP-H Aqua Consultants report on WFD, Davyhulme and Oldham Royton cost assurance
 REP-I F&A report - Thirlmere and West Cumbria Solution
 REP-J Thirlmere project audit report
 REP-K Jacobs special cost claims review
 REP-M Halcrow assurance of retail household AMP% investment
 REP-N Quality review of technical estimates for retail household AMP6 new costs
 REP-O Halcrow assurance of wholesale tables
 REP-P DJS customer research on PAYG
 REP-R Effect of benefit reform on UUW’s cost to serve in AMP6
 REP-S KPMG assurance report regarding table R3 R4
 REP-T Certifiers endorsement letter

In a number of areas we have redacted information for the following reasons:

  1. Reasons of national security
  2. Reasons of commercial confidentiality
  3. Reasons of contractual terms

The Customer Challenge Group has also commented on our representations response and it’s letter to Ofwat is also made available here.

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