23 Feb 2018
Ofwat published the Price Review consultation (PR19) in July and water companies have been busy focusing attention on their response to the regulators plans for the next five-year Asset Management Plan (AMP) period.
Encouraging the water industry to catch up with higher levels of customer service found in other industries, the document outlines a fundamental change in the way customer experience is measured.
22 Feb 2018
I eat out… a lot.
At the last count nearly 20% of my disposable income went into the pockets of restaurants (both chain and independent). I have two pet hates:
Waiting for the bill
Being asked if everything is ok before I’ve taken my first mouthful of food.
21 Feb 2018
Traditional network companies – water, gas, electricity – are not typically thought of as bastions of blue sky thinking. With a focus on safety and continuity of supply, and regulatory incentives to keep costs down, they have tended to opt for tried and tested approaches. And yet, significant change is underway, perhaps nowhere more so than with the electricity Distribution Network Operators (DNOs).
19 Feb 2018
In our last two blogs we discussed the concept of using smart contracts executed on Blockchain-based shared platforms to realise the benefits of Distributed Ledger Technology (DLT). This time we explore another potential near-term application in commodity trading.
15 Feb 2018
Valentine’s has roots in the Roman festival of Lupercalia, the debut of ancient blind date - men and women’s names drawn and randomly matched to spend the feast day together. Chaucer and Shakespeare’s obsession with love brought it to popular culture.