Strategic policy statement setting out the government’s priorities for Ofwat’s regulation of the water sector in England.
PDF, 280KB, 18 pages
May 2013: Defra’s strategic policy statement to Ofwat: incorporating social and environmental guidance
Ref: pb13884 PDF, 700KB, 44 pages
The statement sets out the government’s priorities for Ofwat’s regulation of the water sector in England.
Ofwat should keep these under review and report on the steps they have taken in response to this steer’. Ofwat must carry out its functions in line with the priorities and objectives in the SPS.
This is set out in Section 2A of the Water Industry Act 1991 (as amended).
The Strategic Policy Statement, laid in Parliament on 13 September 2017, will come into force after it has been laid for 40 days without challenge.