The Utilities Act 2000 (c 27) is an Act of the Parliament of the United Kingdom that deals with the gas and electrical markets in the UK. It mainly modified the Gas Act 1986, the Gas Act 1995 and Electricity Act 1989. One of the greatest changes was that integrated electricity companies were required to have separate licences for each of their businesses such as supply or distribution. The act was originally supposed to deal with water and telecoms also but following industry pressure they were dropped.
|Long title||An Act to provide for the establishment and functions of the Gas and Electricity Markets Authority and the Gas and Electricity Consumer Council; to amend the legislation regulating the gas and electricity industries; and for connected purposes.|
|Territorial extent||England and Wales & Scotland (except amendments & repeals)|
|Royal assent||28 July 2000|
|Text of statute as originally enacted|
|Text of the Utilities Act 2000 as in force today (including any amendments) within the United Kingdom, from legislation.gov.uk.|
- The Utilities Act 2001, sections 110(4) and (5)