Our competition work

One of the most fundamental changes facing the UK water industry is the introduction of competition.  This has raised questions about the appropriate regulatory and market framework, including the pricing of third-party access.

We have been active in developing the regulatory framework and in preparing for market competition.  We are experts in the economics of network access, competition law and competitive strategy. Frontier combines this with detailed water industry knowledge and an understanding of the legal framework of network access. We have wide experience of representing companies in competition law challenges, and have provided expert witness testimony to courts and tribunals.

Our work includes strategic advice to companies on the implications of structural reform. We have been active in policy debates, working with companies, trade associations and regulators. Policies dealing with third-party network access, workable systems for trading water abstraction rights, and methodologies for wholesale pricing and establishing appropriate retail margins.

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