Policy paper

Water Bill: retail exits

This is one of a series of briefing notes on the Water Bill.

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

This publication was withdrawn on

These briefing notes are now out of date and have been archived. The Water Bill received Royal Assent on 14 May 2014.



This briefing note explains the government’s position on allowing incumbent water and sewerage companies to ‘exit’ from the retail market.

Published 30 January 2014
Last updated 31 January 2014 + show all updates
  1. Added the summary note on government's position on retail exits.
  2. First published.