We published our Wholesale Charging Rules on 24 November 2016 under sections 66E and 117I of the Water Industry Act 1991 (‘the Act’). As set out in Information Notice 18/05, in March 2018 we made changes to the Wholesale Charging Rules to ensure that developers and other customers that request new connection services through a water supply and/or sewerage licensee benefit from the protections offered by our Charging Rules for New Connection Services (English Undertakers). These changes were made as urgent revisions in accordance with sections 66EC and 117L of the Act, and, as such, they only have effect for 6 months from the day after the revised rules were issued.
This document sets out our proposal to make these temporary changes permanent, and should be read with the draft Wholesale Charging Rules on which we are consulting.
Our proposed revised Wholesale Charging Rules have been published alongside this document. We have highlighted the changes that we propose to make relative to the 24 November 2016 version of the Wholesale Charging Rules in red. As explained in this document, to a large extent these changes are the same as the March 2018 version of the rules, which incorporates urgent changes.
We welcome your responses to this consultation by close of business on 14 September 2018. Please email responses to [email protected] or post them to:
Centre City Tower
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