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The Water Supply Licence (New Customer Exception) Regulations 2005

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2.—(1) In these Regulations—

the Act” means the Water Industry Act 1991;

the Authority” means, until the coming fully into force of section 36(1) of the Water Act 2003(1) (transfer to the Authority and the Consumer Council for Water of functions, property etc) the Director, and thereafter, the Water Services Regulation Authority; and

“subsidiary” has the meaning given by section 736 of the Companies Act 1985(2).

(2) For the purposes of these Regulations—

(a)“business” includes any business of managing premises for the purposes of letting or licensing its several parts for use by other persons as separate units, and, where any such business is carried on by a person in relation to those premises, he shall be treated as occupying those premises for that purpose; and

(b)for the purposes of whether activities constitute a business, it is immaterial whether or not they are carried on–

(i)for gain or reward; or

(ii)with one or more other persons.

(3) For the purposes of these Regulations any two bodies corporate are interconnected if—

(a)one of them is a body corporate of which the other is a subsidiary, or

(b)both of them are subsidiaries of the same body corporate,

and in these Regulations “interconnected bodies corporate” shall be construed accordingly and “group of interconnected bodies corporate” means a group consisting of two or more bodies corporate all of whom are interconnected with each other.

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