Policy paper: Draft Domestic Gas and Electricity (Tariff Cap) Bill

This paper, laid in Parliament on Thursday 12 October 2017, includes the draft Domestic Gas and Electricity (Tariff Cap) Bill, and the explanatory notes that accompany it.

The draft Bill details the provisions for providing Ofgem with a power and a duty to impose a tariff cap on domestic standard variable tariffs (SVTs) and default tariffs, with some exemptions.

Policy paper: Industrial decarbonisation and energy efficiency action plans

The action plans are the result of joint working between government and industry to identify voluntary commitments from all parties to enable sectors to decarbonise and improve their energy efficiency. They cover 7 energy intensive sectors:

  • cement
  • ceramics
  • chemicals
  • food and drink
  • glass
  • oil refining
  • pulp and paper

The plans build on the Industrial Decarbonisation and Energy Efficiency Roadmaps to 2050, which set out a series of potential pathways for emissions reductions that could be achieved in different decarbonisation scenarios. They provide a framework for continued joint working on decarbonisation and energy efficiency matters.

With industry representing nearly a quarter of UK emissions, these plans are an important part of the Clean Growth Strategy.

Policy paper: Magnox Inquiry: interim findings

This document contains Steve Holliday’s interim findings for the Magnox Inquiry.

The Magnox Inquiry is looking into the award of the Magnox decommissioning contract by the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority (NDA) and its subsequent termination.

Data Protection Act (DPA): the Magnox Inquiry is registered as a data controller with the Information Commissioner (registration: ZA255516).

Policy paper: Magnox Inquiry: evidence gathering protocol

This document explains how the Magnox Inquiry team will handle evidence-gathering interviews and the inclusion of critical comments about a person in the inquiry report.

The Magnox Inquiry is looking into the award of the Magnox decommissioning contract by the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority (NDA) and its subsequent termination.

Data Protection Act (DPA): the Magnox Inquiry is registered as a data controller with the Information Commissioner (registration: ZA255516).

Policy paper: Magnox Inquiry: information protocol

This document sets out how the Magnox Inquiry team will request information from the NDA and how the NDA will respond. It also sets out how that information will be held and used once in the possession of the inquiry.

The Magnox Inquiry is looking into the award of the Magnox decommissioning contract by the NDA and its subsequent termination.

Data Protection Act (DPA): the Magnox Inquiry is registered as a data controller with the Information Commissioner (registration: ZA255516).

Policy paper: Upgrading our energy system: smart systems and flexibility plan

This plan outlines 29 actions the government, Ofgem and industry will take to:

  • remove barriers to smart technologies (such as storage and demand-side response)
  • enable smart homes and businesses
  • improve access to energy markets for new technologies and business models

These actions are designed to reduce the costs of the energy system, and help keep energy bills low for consumers.

See the related call for evidence and the response from government and Ofgem.