New Treasury report on smoothing AMP investment cycle

On 23 July 2012, the Government published a report "Smoothing Investment Cycles in the Water Sector".

The effects of cyclical investment are most acutely felt in the water sector but are also observed in rail, electricity, gas and roads investment. The Government is seeking to understand the causes of cyclicality in the delivery of the UK’s infrastructure and to take action to mitigate its impact - reducing cost to the taxpayer and consumers; and promoting growth and sustainability in the supply chain.

In meeting this commitment the Government has published its analysis and recommendations to resolve the longstanding issues of cyclicality in the water sector.  The report has been produced by Infrastructure UK (part of HM Treasury) in collaboration with Ofwat and the water industry.

For more details and to download a copy of the report see:

http://www.hm-treasury.gov.uk/iuk_cost_review_index.htm