Administrative penalties for environmental failures total £358m

The electricity, gas and water industries have paid out enormous sums for breaching environmental clauses in their statutory commitments to regulators – almost all of it by Thames Water and Southern Water, analysis by ENDS has found.

by Gareth Simkins
Thames Water faced a massive penalty for not properly managing compliance with its leakage target. Photograph: John D McHugh/Getty Images
Thames Water faced a massive penalty for not properly managing compliance with its leakage target. Photograph: John D McHugh/Getty Images

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