Principles governing future water charges

Informing debate by providing the government’s proposed approach to water charging.

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These briefing notes are now out of date and have been archived.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.


Charging principles

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This document sets 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 30 October 2013