As we reported earlier, the Chancellor’s new money currently covering a stay of execution on Water Bills for about six months. In this regard at least, interparty negotiations will less focus on difference, and more on getting the kinds of concessions they each promised their various electorates. Investment in water infrastructure is a long term issue, and money may have to be wrung from closer to home that 11 Downing Street.
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