21 May 2020
Regulators in the regulated energy, water and communications sectors are under pressure to adapt to the circumstances created by COVID-19. Suppliers in these sectors face new challenges, requiring increased flexibility in enforcement and prioritisation from regulators.
In this podcast, Jessica Staples, Sarah Jackson, Poppy Smith and Rosalind Kenward from the Competition and Regulatory group, compare the responses of regulators in the UK energy, water and communications sectors to the COVID-19 crisis. They discuss how regulators in these sectors are taking an increasingly pragmatic approach to enforcement and competitor collaboration, where this is necessary to allow suppliers to protect vulnerable consumers and continue to deliver essential services. They also look at how COVID-19 is likely to impact regulatory priorities going forward.
Text alternative. COVID-19: Energy, Water and Communications Sectors in Extraordinary Times
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