Northwest water issues water use warning letters
It has been revealed that United Utilities, the parent company of Northwest water, has today issued 90 warning letters to customers who are believed to be flaunting the hose pipe ban. It would appear that the company is acting upon information obtained by employees and from complaints by the public although it is unclear whether there is some kind of "big brother" situation materialising. Is it fair for members of the public to be reported for using water?
Over the last few years we have become accustomed to various water shortages up and down the country when on the surface it would appear that the climate in the UK has remained relatively stable. Many experts believe that there is a need for further investment into the repair of water pipes with literally thousands of gallons of water escaping each and every day. Despite the fact that water companies have invested significant amounts of money in this area there is still much work to be done and in the meantime it looks as though customers are paying the price.
The introduction of yet another "big brother is watching" scenario is not something which the UK public will appreciate and there will be calls for the UK government to clamp down on overt monitoring of the public.
Asda announces ambitious plans for the future
UK retailing giant Asda has today announced plans to become the nation's biggest seller of clothing, homewares and entertainment by the year 2015 as well as the second largest food retailer in the UK. These are ambitious plans for the company after a major management reshuffle earlier this week appeared to cast some doubt on the short-term direction of corporate plans. So what exactly does Asda ha...Read More
Ryanair responds to EU directive regarding hidden charges
As we covered in one of our recent posts, Ryanair was looking at potential fines and penalties from the EU with regards to so-called hidden charges on the company's website. However, after a discussion with the UK Office of Fair Trading (OFT) Ryanair has today agreed to make its charging structure more transparent and easier to understand.
The issue recently came to a head after a f...
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UK holiday company collapse
UK holiday company Goldtrail collapsed yesterday with 16,000 customers left stranded overseas and future holidays under threat. There is also anger regarding the fact that many customers were left waiting with no news at various airports around the UK, despite the fact that the company had collapsed hours earlier. So what next for stranded holidaymakers? The Civil Aviation Authority is currentl...Read More
BSkyB set for massive fight with Ofcom regulator
BSkyB is a today looking at a potential legal battle with media regulator Ofcom which has the company firmly in its sights. Surprisingly, BSkyB looks set to be the main casualty of the collapse of Setanta as the regulator looks to expand the media base for pay-per-view TV and premium packages such as sports and movies.
Ofcom has put forward a suggestion that BSkyB offers to sell key...