Are UK utilities regulators dancing to the same tune?

The Office of Rail Regulation (ORR) and Water Services Regulation Authority (Ofwat) began in February with fines of £14 million for Network Rail and £20.3 million for Southern Water respectively. Ofwat followed up in April, imposing a fine of £9.7 million on Thames Water. In June, the Office of Communications (Ofcom) imposed fines totalling around £225k on MTV and finally, in July, Ofwat imposed a fine of £35.8 million on Severn Trent Water.

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