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SFO charges Severn Trent Water over company returns

Severn Trent charged for providing false information to Ofwat about leakage data in the company's returns - and this follows millions in fines to Thames Water and Southern Water

The Serious Fraud Office is to charge Severn Trent Water for providing false
information to Ofwat about leakage data in the company’s returns between 2000
and 2002.

This follows a £20m fine on Southern Water who misrepresented customer
service performance, as well as £12.5m in fines against Thames Water.

The SFO confirmed that no individual would be charged with any offences, the
Reuters
reported.

A Severn Trent spokesman said the company had been informed of the charges by
the SFO but was awaiting the full details ‘in the next few weeks’.

Further reading:


Severn Trent Water firm prosecuted for ‘lying’ over leaks

British
water firm Severn Trent faces action over alleged fraud

Severn
Trent to face charges on fraud claims

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