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WATER DEREGULATION

In line with the deregulation of Gasand electricity, the water market is expected to de-regulate in due course, allowing all water suppliers to compete for your custom. When Water Deregulation occurs, your personal Consultant at Commercial Utility Brokers .com will be able to negotiate the best quote for the water supplies and services for your Business, further increasing the gains your Business will benefit from by using Commercial Utility Brokers .com Ltd totally FREE MANAGEMENT SERVICE.

The UK is entering its next phase of national utility deregulation. With the UK Competition Act of 1998, as well as the pending Water Bill, a new model for water deregulation is being decided. With the water monopoly gone, fair open trading will begin, with Businesses being encouraged by immediate savings.

Major water monopolies are devising strategies for opening competition, as retailers, distribution networks and producers will be poised for disaggregation.

SCOTLAND DEREGULATION APRIL 2008 

The wheels are in motion for the rest of the Country

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The retail market de-regultated in Scotland in 2008 when "Business Stream" were given 100% of the retail market....The Water Industry Commission for Scotland have negotiated further retail margins and it is hoped that before long there will be real competition in Scotland with positive impacts on price and quality of service.

OFWAT have closely followed the deregulation model in Scotland and will hopefully have learned many of the lessons before widespread deregulation of the Water Industry is applied to England and Wales which is likely to happen in 2017/2018. Once this happens there will be a number of benefits 

BACKGROUND TO DEREGULATION OF UTILITIES

In the late 1990's the energy market regulators and the UK government decided to end the monopoly that British Gasand the regional electricity companies had in the UK. They "deregulated" the energy markets, which meant that other companies could supply Gasand electricity to regions that were previously unavailable.

The Gasmarket was the first to deregulate and new Gascompanies or electricity companies could start to supply Gasin the UK to what had previously been a totally British GasClientelle.

The electricity market was next to open up. There were originally 14 supply areas in the UK, with regional supply companies. Each of these companies could only supply the customers in their respective regions.

After a few years of this the restrictions were lifted to allow regional supply companies to compete in a fully deregulated market.