Forward programme

Our forward programme sets out what we will deliver in the next year.

We would like to thank all those that responded to our draft forward programme consultation, which we published in January. Since the consultation, the following substantive changes have been made to the forward programme:

  • more detail on our plans for the innovation competition which we’ve set out in milestones in quarter 1 and quarter 4;
  • clarification on the Regulatory Accounting Guideline milestones to say that we will consult on Regulatory Accounting Guidelines for 2020-21 in quarter 1 and publish the final Regulatory Accounting Guidelines 2020-21 in quarter 3.
  • more explanation on our budget and expenditure plans; and
  • an appendix outlining how we plan to reduce regulatory burdens.

Download the 2020-21 forward programme.

We are in uncertain times with the disruption from COVID-19, but we will continue to do all we can to achieve our ambitions and to make strides in transforming both the industry and ourselves as a regulator, in the face of the pandemic. We will keep our priorities and the timing of the outputs in the forward programme under review as the impact on our resources becomes clearer, and we will give particular attention to how we can minimise regulatory burdens on the industry while it is responding to COVID-19. For more information, please also see the letter from Rachel Fletcher to all CEOs on the water industry response to COVID-19.