This week, Water UK launched a public consultation on building a long-term vision for the water sector in England. Water UK will reflect on the feedback and aim to publish a final 2050 Vision document in the summer. The trade association also responded to this week’s Budget, saying it is pleased to see a continued commitment by the Chancellor to produce a greener economy. Ofwat launched a consultation on how to address increases in bad debt in the business retail market as a result of the COVID-19 crisis. The Water Industry Commission for Scotland (WICS) announced that it is extending the existing wholesale deferral scheme until a new scheme is in place. A new scheme will come before the end of May this year. Newly formed company Hydrology Supplier has applied for a water supply licence and sewerage licence. Yorkshire Water called for ten years of investment to tackle the challenges of combined sewer overflows and climate change. The water company also called for regulatory reform. MOSL announced the appointment of Philip Marsden as its new Independent Non-Executive Director of the MOSL Board.The topics of hydrogen-, nature- and technology-based solutions for Innovate East 2021 were unveiled this week. South Staffs Water announced it is using satellite technology to help detect leaks.