Policy paper

Modelling the economic impacts of alternative wayleave regimes (The Nordicity Report)

Models the impacts of different wayleave regimes on investment, consumer prices and GDP.

This was published under the 2010 to 2015 Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition government



Nordicity was commissioned by the Department of Culture, Media and Sport to model three alternative system of wayleaves to that already in place.

They were the regime proposed by the Law Commission in its review of the Electronic Communications Code, a system based upon that employed in the energy sector and a regime similar to that found in the water industry. The net impacts for each for investment costs, consumer prices and GDP were estimated over a 15 years period.

Published 9 January 2014