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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Performances and shows will take place in Weston Park, on September 14 and 15, when the fair returns.
The Walsall Wood Toy and Train Collector Fair returns to Oak Park Active Living Centre, in Coppice Road, following a summer break on Sunday, September 1.
The ninth Aberdeen Art Fair returns at the newly refurbished Music Hall after a four-year absence.
Galloway Country Fair returns to the picturesque Drumlanrig Castle and Country Estate in the heart of Dumfries and Galloway on Saturday and Sunday, August 17 and 18.
But National Grid said Ofgem's cost of equity range does not reflect the risk borne by the operations of transmission networks, adding that the new framework needs to ensure fair returns to shareholders as well as consumers.
1-54 Contemporary African Art Fair returns to Somerset House in the first week of October for its sixth consecutive London edition.
SIKKA Art Fair returns to Al Fahidi Historical Neighbourhood from March 16 to 24, 2019 as a headline event of Dubai Art Season, a two-month city-wide celebration of arts, culture and creativity in Dubai.
AIKS general secretary Hannan Mollah said the government policies were hurting the interest of farmers, farm workers and labourers who were the producers but hardly get any benefit or fair returns."We are holding a joint demonstration for the first time to raise voice against the common enemy." (ians)
We look forward to continuing to deliver positive outcomes for customers and fair returns for our shareowners moving forward."
SPECIALITY FOOD FAIR Date: Saturday 20th August 2016 Time: 10.00am - 6.00pm Venue: Moira Demesne The Speciality Food Fair returns for another day of food and fun in the parkland setting of Moira Demesne.
Talking to reporters here Monday, he said that arrangements are being made to procure wheat from growers on support prices for provision of fair returns of their hard work.