This document constitutes a notice under paragraph 2 of Schedule 6A to the Competition Act 1998. It sets out our proposed decision to accept binding commitments offered by Thames Water to address competition concerns that we had identified during our investigation into its approach to the introduction of smart water meters.
The document summarises our investigation, the markets and market segments involved, the competition concerns that we have identified, the commitments offered by Thames Water to address these concerns, and our assessment of why we believe that the commitments will address these concerns and that acceptance of commitments is appropriate in this case.
Where to send submissions
We invite interested parties to provide comments on the Commitments. We will take any representations received into account before making a final decision on whether to accept them. Details on how to comment are provided in Section 6 of this document. The closing date for comment is Tuesday, 22 June 2021.