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Energy Act 2008

Revocation on change of control

388.Under the terms of existing model clauses of relevant licences, the Minister may revoke a licence whenever there is a change of control in a licensee in circumstances where:

  • the Minister serves notice on the licensee stating that the Minister intends to revoke the licence unless a further change in the control of the licensee as is specified in the notice takes place within a period of three months; and

  • that further change does not take place within that period.

389.The existing model clauses of relevant licences provide that there is a change of control (hence requiring the consent of the Secretary of State) whenever a person has control of the licensee who did not have control of the licensee when the licence was originally granted. The Schedule extends this by providing that where rights have been assigned, there will also now be said to be a change of control whenever a person takes control over an assignee who did not control that assignee when the rights were assigned.

390.Subsection (5) of section 74 provides that this extended power of revocation only applies if the change of control occurred after the relevant provisions of the Schedule come into force.

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