Water company bosses could be banned from receiving bonuses if their companies let illegal sewage spills pollute beaches and rivers.
Why it matters
The proposed ban on bonuses for water company bosses due to illegal sewage spills is significant as it addresses public outrage and aims to hold executives accountable for environmental damage.
What the papers say
The Times reports that the chief water industry regulator has warned companies about withholding secret data on illegal sewage spills. The Guardian highlights Thames Water's increased leakage forecasts and the government's plan to ban bonuses for water company bosses. The Independent and BBC News also cover the proposed ban on bonuses for water company bosses due to illegal sewage spills.
How we got here
The water industry has faced heavy criticism over leaks and sewage discharges into rivers, leading to public and political anger. The government and regulators are attempting to clamp down harder on the water industry.
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