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Detail of outcome
The government response to the April 2016 further consultation confirms the decision to remove the Data Communications Company (DCC) opt-out, and will require most non-domestic suppliers to become DCC Users by 31 August 2018 and to enrol SMETS2 meters with the DCC.
The response also sets out the actions we will take to implement the removal of the opt-out.
Detail of feedback received
We received 15 responses to this consultation.
This document is made up of 2 parts.
Part A seeks additional evidence on:
- whether alternative service providers can demonstrate firm plans to develop a DCC equivalent service
- the impact on non-domestic consumers of retaining the DCC opt-out, particularly when switching between opted-in and opted-out supplier
Part B invites views on:
- the main amendments to the regulatory framework that would be needed to implement the removal of the opt-out and to protect consumers, should the government decide to remove it
Your response will be most useful if it is framed in direct response to the questions posed, though further comments and evidence are also welcome.