Switching Programme and Retail Code Consolidation: Proposed licence modifications

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The new switching arrangements and Retail Code Consolidation require changes to the standard licence conditions in relation to the licences held by the following parties:

  • Electricity Suppliers
  • Gas Suppliers
  • Gas Shippers
  • Gas Transporters (GTs)
  • Distribution Network Operators (DNOs), and
  • Data Communications Company (DCC)

We are consulting on the required licence changes to facilitate Retail Code Consolidation that are due to come into force on 1 September 2021. In order to create early regulatory clarity and certainty, we are also consulting on the licence changes to enable and require faster, more reliable switching. These changes will come into force at the same time as the new switching systems go live in summer 2022. We particularly welcome responses from licensees, market participants, those representing consumers’ interests and other stakeholders.