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Water Bill briefing notes

These briefing notes provide information about the areas covered by the Water Bill and about the proposed changes it will deliver.

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These briefing notes are now out of date and have been archived. The Water Bill received Royal Assent on 14 May 2014.

These briefing notes are now out of date and have been archived. The Water Bill received Royal Assent on 14 May 2014.

The notes give a general background to government action on water policy. They summarise the way the water industry is currently structured and regulated. In particular, the notes give an overview of the Water Bill, what it aims to achieve and the specific provisions and reforms covered by it.

The charging principles set out the high level principles that will inform the government’s approach to water charging following implementation of the reforms in the Water Bill. Once developed, charging guidance will be issued to Ofwat to establish the framework for future market reforms.

Published 19 November 2013
Last updated 15 May 2014 + show all updates
  1. These briefing notes are now out of date and have been archived. The Water Bill received Royal Assent on 14 May 2014.
  2. Added new Water Bill briefing note on government's approach to flood insurance
  3. Added new briefing note: Organisations involved in water sector regulation
  4. Added the retail exits briefing note to the collection.
  5. Added latest briefing note: Codes for agreements with water companies
  6. Added Water Bill: sustainable development and resilience duties note to the list.
  7. Replaced Water Bill Environmental Permitting Framework: indicative regulations for flood defence consents with an updated version. Also added a new document to the series, Water Bill Flood Insurance: Flood Re - Finance and Accountability
  8. Added the Internal Drainage Board and Environmental Permitting Framework: indicative regulations for flood defence consents briefing notes.
  9. Added infromation about charging principles.
  10. First published.