Now right here’s a problem for one fortunate company: enhance the picture of Thames Water (the corporate that’s at present telling Londoners to make use of much less water – because it’s sizzling.)
Thames Water is on the lookout for a brand new company with eight on the shortlist. It’s not clear if incumbent M&C Saatchi is one among them. M&C was reportedly employed in 2020 to “enhance model advocacy, change behaviours and assist main infrastructure tasks.” Not fully clear the way it was supposed to attain the latter – give the girls and boys a digger?
British water corporations are a nationwide scandal, the Surroundings Company (moderately belatedly) has given them the most damning of studies. Principally owned by abroad traders and so-called infrastructure traders (like that nationwide treasure Heathrow Airport) they borrow billions to chop their tax payments and return to traders (£53bn in dividends since privatisation in accordance with the FT) and spend much less on much-needed enhancements than they did 20 years in the past.
Within the meantime they’ve been shovelling billions of gallons of untreated sewage into the ocean. Solely 16% of British seashores are deemed secure for swimming. A number of the bosses earn £3m plus. They’re, fairly actually, taking the piss.
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Thames Water, which obtained a whopping high-quality a few years in the past, has been (belatedly once more) digging up London to attempt to present it’s doing one thing. Usually, in our neighbourhood anyway, the identical little bit of street a number of occasions. They actually have a signal by their holes now telling us they are surely engaged on one thing, even when there’s no one in a excessive viz jacket wherever to be seen.
Good luck to whichever company will get this moderately soiled job.