What will happen to your response?
We will publish responses to this consultation on the Ofwat website (www.ofwat.gov.uk) unless you indicate that you would like your response to remain unpublished. Information provided in response to this consultation, including personal information, may be published or disclosed in accordance with access to information legislation – primarily the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (FoIA), the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and the Environmental Information Regulations 2004. If you would like the information that you provide to be treated as confidential, please be aware that, under the FoIA, there is a statutory ‘Code of Practice’ which deals, among other things, with obligations of confidence. In view of this, it would be helpful if you could explain to us why you regard the information you have provided as confidential. If we receive a request for disclosure of the information we will take full account of your explanation, but we cannot give an assurance that we can maintain confidentiality in all circumstances. Any personal information provided will be held for the purpose of the consultation and held in accordance with Ofwat’s retention and disposal schedule. Further information on how Ofwat collects and uses personal data can be found on our website https://www.ofwat.gov.uk/publication/privacy-policy/ . An automatic confidentiality disclaimer generated by your IT system will not, of itself, be regarded as binding on Ofwat.