EMBARGO: Immediate Release
The Liberal Democrats have been calling for almost two years for bonuses for water firm bosses to he banned until sewage spills are stopped.
Responding to the news that water company bosses are to face a ban on their bonuses for criminal acts of water pollution, Liberal Democrat Environment Spokesperson Tim Farron MP said:
"Finally Ministers have buckled to a campaign led by the Liberal Democrats over two years ago, but even now this attempt to ban bonuses sounds too weak and feeble.
"The public has looked on in fury as Conservative MPs defended these disgraced water firms and refused to crack down on insulting bonuses.
"Every day these polluting and profiteering firms get away with environmental vandalism. The bonuses should be banned today, regardless of criminal conviction."
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