Policy & regulation

Latest updates and analysis on how government and regulators' decisions will impact the sector 

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Newly released government figures show 12.5 per cent of households in England are estimated to be in fuel poverty in 2021. The projection represents a reduction from the figure in 2019 of 13.4 per cent, which BEIS attributes to the progress in energy efficiency.
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As part of Utility Week's Countdown to COP campaign, former Ofgem chief executive Dermot Nolan highlights three things the government should consider in balancing the need for a rapid transformation of the energy system alongside the responsibility to keep costs down for consumers.
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Local elections have meant a further delay to the publication of the keenly anticipated Heat and Buildings Strategy. Energy UK’s Charles Wood discusses what could, and should, be included when the strategy is finally revealed.
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Ofwat’s freshly departed chief executive Rachel Fletcher talks to Utility Week about her highs and lows in the water sector - from price reviews, social contracts, CMA appeals and how the sector rebounded from what she described as its darkest point.
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Water regulator Ofwat has confirmed that SSE Water will provide water and sewerage services for a development of 530 new properties in Deptford, southeast London. The so-called "inset" appointment means SSE Water will supply those services in place of the incumbent supplier, Thames Water.
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Fleets are the obvious place for electric vehicle (EV) adoption to kick off in earnest. Steve Carroll reports on what fleet operators who have tried them think - and why utilities might consider introducing EVs to their fleets.
Collective bargaining sounds like a brilliant way to drive a good deal for consumers, but suppliers are closing ranks against the Big Switch, says Brendan Coyne.
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