Consultation outcome

Retail exits reform: how we plan to implement new regulations

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We received 24 responses to this consultation.

Original consultation


Seeking views on how we plan to implement retail exits reform for water companies in England.

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Consultation description

We want to know what you think about our proposals for implementing retail exits reform in England. This consultation sets out the policy issues arising from retail exits reform and our proposed approach for implementation through regulations.

The regulations will allow water companies to exit the non-household retail market with the consent of the Secretary of State. The Water Act 2014 enables the Secretary of State to introduce these regulations.

Published 10 December 2014
Last updated 23 July 2015 + show all updates
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