Energy code reform: code manager licensing and secondary legislation

Closed 5 May 2024

Opened 11 Mar 2024


Following the Energy Act 2023 receiving Royal Assent in October 2023, we are developing the secondary legislation and regulatory framework for code managers, which will allow Ofgem to implement a reformed industry code framework and drive strategic changes across the codes in the interest of consumers and competition. In this consultation we set out our initial proposals for code manager standard licence conditions and selection processes.

Updated 24 April 2024

We have corrected a typographical error in the consultation. Specifically, we have included a question (Q4.2) regarding views on the proposals concerning Chapter 4 - Code Manager Funding and Cost Recovery.

Why your views matter

This consultation represents our preferred policy direction which we are seeking views on ahead of laying secondary legislation later this year. 

The consultation is open to any respondents, but we  specifically welcome views from industry stakeholders and governance institutions who would be most impacted by our proposed reforms in the consultation, including: 

  • existing code parties
  • existing code administrators
  • wider industry players
  • consumer groups
  • academics

Read the consultation document on GOV.UK.


What happens next

Once the consultation has closed, we will review responses and aim to issue a government response to the consultation. 


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