Fair rate of return

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Fair rate of return

The rate of return that state governments allow a public utility to earn on its investments and expenditures. Utilities then use these profits to pay investors and provide service upgrades to their customers.

Fair Rate of Return

The profit that a government allows an industry to make if it deems that industry to be necessary for public function. A state may impose a fair rate of return on industries, such as utilities, to keep services affordable for consumers. Critics of this practice contend that this is economically inefficient and ultimately harms consumers, though this is a matter of considerable dispute.
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FESTIVE shoppers can enjoy handcrafted gifts and goodies when a Christmas fair returns later this month.
THE popular Chic Vintique Fair returns to Stockton town centre on Saturday, October 10, with a marquee of gifts and goodies.
This October, 1:54 Contemporary African Art Fair returns to Somerset House.
LIVERPOOL Contemporary Arts Fair returns this month with more than 40 British and international galleries exhibiting works at the two-day event at the Royal Liver Building.
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PEOPLE will be able to stock up on their Christmas presents early this year as an annual arts and jewellery fair returns to the Black Country.
The resettlement of refugees as an efficient tool for greater solidarity in Europe, the effective and fair returns of irregular migrants and failed asylum seekers, who do not fulfill the preconditions of reception, as well as the issue of missing persons from Europe s conflicts and the difficulties that arise in the efforts to find humanitarian answers, will also be discussed.
THE Llandeilo antique and collectors' fair returns today to the civic hall located near the main car park in the market town.
A CHRISTMAS fair returns to Northumberland on Sunday after a two-year break.
The UK Big Vintage and Fashion Fair returns, with more than 60 exhibitors offering a wide range of men's and ladies retro fashion collections, accessories, jewellery and gifts by local boutique owners and fashion designers.
COVENTRY'S traditional crock fair returns to Hearsall Common next week.
Six years after ``Surfacing,'' which sold 8 million copies, Canada's pop folkie who founded the girlapalooza Lilith Fair returns with this lush 10- song set of gorgeous piano ballads about love and loss.