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In This Perspective

Background

Review of Industry Regulation

The Water Act 2014

Full Opening of Competition in the Non-Household Retail Market and Creation of a Single Retail Market across England, Scotland and Wales

Modification of the Licensing Regime and Facilitation of Mergers in the Industry

Facilitation of Bulk Supply and Sewage Connections and New Charging Regulations

Exit from the Non-Household Retail Market

New Duties for the Regulator, Including Ensuring the Industry's Resilience

Other Major Measures: Streamlined Permitting and Abstraction Reform

Implications for Water Companies

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