Forward programme

Our forward programme sets out what we will deliver in the next year. You can find a summary of the key information and download a copy of the complete forward programme below.

Our programmes

Key milestones 2018-19 to 2021-22

2018-19 2019-20 2020-21 2021-22
Monopoly companies send us their business plans for the next price control period.

Publish the results of our risk-based review of monopoly companies’ business plans.

Publish annual results of water sector performance, financial resilience, service resilience and board, leadership and transparency principles.

Review a service area delivered by monopoly companies.

Consult on and publish revised board leadership, governance and transparency principles for regulated and holding companies.

Publish Ofwat’s five-year business plan, forward programme and annual report and accounts.

Publish annual business retail water market monitoring report

Publish our draft decisions (‘determinations’) of monopoly companies’ price controls for the next price control period.

Publish our final determinations of monopoly companies’ price controls for the next price control period.

Publish annual results of water sector performance, financial resilience, service resilience and board, leadership and transparency principles.

Review a service area delivered by monopoly companies.

Publish Ofwat’s five-year business plan, forward programme and annual report and accounts.

Publish annual business retail water market monitoring report

Publish lessons learned from the 2019 price review – and reconciliation rulebook.

Finalise the framework for monitoring and reporting on company performance for the next price control period.

Implement water resources and sludge markets, having worked with the sector to establish these in previous years.

Publish annual results of water sector performance, financial resilience, service resilience and board, leadership and transparency principles.

Review a service area delivered by monopoly companies.

Publish Ofwat’s five-year business plan, forward programme and annual report and accounts.

Publish annual business retail water market monitoring report

Review the effectiveness of water and wastewater markets and their interactions with other markets.

Publish first review of the business retail water market in England, assessing the effectiveness of competition and how it is delivering for customers and whether customer protection is sufficient.

Review a service area delivered by monopoly companies.

Publish Ofwat’s five-year business plan, forward programme and annual report and accounts.

Publish annual business retail water market monitoring report