Consultation outcome

Water and sewerage mergers guidance

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Summary of responses

Detail of outcome

The CMA has published final guidance on its new approach for assessing water mergers.

Feedback received

Consumer Council for Water

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Severn Trent Water

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South East Water

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South Staffs Water

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Sutton and East Surrey Water

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Thames Water

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Detail of feedback received

Responses to the consultation have been published.

Original consultation

Summary

A consultation on draft guidance on the CMA’s procedures and assessment in water and sewerage mergers.

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Consultation description

The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) is inviting views on draft guidance on the CMA’s procedures and assessment in water and sewerage mergers.

The draft guidance has been produced because of changes to the special water merger regime in the Water Act 2014, which are expected to come into force in November 2015.

The draft guidance sets out how the CMA will approach issues that are specific to water mergers.

This consultation will be of interest to:

  • anyone with an interest in water mergers
  • businesses regulated by the Water Services Regulation Authority (Ofwat)

Documents

Published 2 September 2015
Last updated 13 November 2015 + show all updates
  1. Summary of responses to consultation published.
  2. First published.