BEIS government response to consultation on Code and Licence Changes

26 March 2020

The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) today published conclusions to:

  • Proposals for changes to the Data Communications Company (DCC) Charging Methodology to modify the way that the DCC will charge for its services from April 2021, as set out in the 16 September 2019 consultation on the Smart Metering Policy Framework post 2020.
  • The 14 January 2020 consultation on a number of matters that require amendments to the standard conditions of gas and electricity supply licences, the DCC licence and the Smart Energy Code (SEC), the Uniform Network Code (UNC) and the Master Registration Agreement (MRA).


Following consideration of stakeholder responses, BEIS has now published its conclusions and has laid the instrument making the regulatory changes to the main body of the SEC, the energy supply and DCC licence conditions, the UNC and MRA before Parliament, in line with the procedure under Section 89 of the Energy Act 2008.

  • The government response letter and associated documents can be found here.
  • An explanatory memorandum and instrument laid before Parliament can be found here.


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