2019/20 Indicative Wholesale Charges

Water supply wholesalers are required to publish indicative primary charges for the wholesale services they provide to retailers, in line with Ofwat's wholesale charging rules. The indicative wholesale charges are calculated and shown separately for South West Water and Bournemouth Water. The figures provided in the linked documents below are indicative only.

They are intended for retailers of services to business customers and are not end-user tariffs. They are based on provisional information and an estimated RPI - they have yet to be finalised. Before being finalised, they will be subject to an updated demand forecast and the official RPI figure as at November will be applied. 2019/20 final wholesale tariffs, together with non-primary charges, will be published in January 2019.

Board Statement of Assurance

South West Water's Board of Directors (the Board) confirms that South West Water's and Bournemouth Water's wholesale indicative charges are compliant with South West Water's legal obligations and consistent with Ofwat's charging rules.

The Board's Statement of Assurance on the tariff development process can be found below.

The Board has reviewed South West Water's bill impact analysis and understands that none of the bill increases resulting from the 2019/20 indicative wholesale charges are material. As a result, there was no requirement to publish a Statement of Significant Changes. 

Special Agreements

In accordance with section 142(6A) of the Water Industry Act 1991 all water companies are required to notify Ofwat of any new Special Agreements that they enter into with their customers.

Ofwat’s Information Note 16/02 set out the requirement that companies publish information on any new Special Agreements that have been entered in to.

For the purpose of compliance with this requirement, information on any new Special Agreements is shown below.

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