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Water Act 2014

Chapter 5: Miscellaneous (sections 54 to 56 and Schedule 7)

20.This Chapter contains two sections that create powers to modify undertakers’ terms of appointment and licensees’ licences. The first enables provision to be made about consumer redress schemes. The second allows Ofwat, for a limited time, to make changes to undertakers’ conditions of appointments and licensed water suppliers’ licence conditions in order to implement the Act’s reforms. Alongside this there is a power for the Secretary of State and the Welsh Ministers to veto any proposed changes.

21.Section 56 introduces Schedule 7 to the Act, which covers the amendments that are consequential on the provision made by Part 1 of the Act.

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