If we have granted a licence, it may be revoked in accordance with any term contained in it. A full list of revocation conditions for each type of licence is available from the further reading section to the right of this page.
Note: For the authoritative version of the revocation conditions of a particular licensee, please refer to the actual licence as granted. Copies of licences may be obtained from the Ofgem Library at: email@example.com.
Requests for revocation of licence
A licensee that is no longer using and therefore does not want to retain its licence may apply to the Gas and Electricity Markets Authority (the Authority) for the revocation of its licence.
Such requests must be made in writing by a duly authorised person and be addressed to the Authority, and marked for the attention of Ofgem’s Licensing Team.
Written requests for revocation should include the following:
1. full details of the licence to be revoked;
2. full details of continuity of supply arrangements (supply licences only); and,
3. confirmation that the licensee is aware that the revocation process is irreversible.
Once a revocation request is received, and providing the Authority agrees that the licence should be revoked, the Authority will issue to the licensee a Notice of Revocation. This notice gives the licensee 30 days notice that the licence will be revoked.
NOTE: Once notice of revocation (giving 30 days notice) has been issued, the process becomes irreversible. After receiving the revocation notice, a licensee cannot then decide to retain that licence. Should it still need a licence it would have to re-apply for a new licence.
Securing continuity of supply
A gas or electricity supply licensee applying for a revocation is obliged by standard condition 22A of its licence to provide details of its arrangements for securing continuity of supply for all relevant customers. Where there are no customers, the licensee should provide written confirmation to that effect.
Please note two examples of when the Authority is likely to revoke a licence:
1. on 7 days’ written notice where the Authority is satisfied that there has been a material misstatement (of fact) by, or on behalf of the Licensee, in making its application for the Licence; and,
2. if the licensee has either ceased to carry on the licensed activity, or has not started the licensed activity with 3 (gas) or 5 (electricity) years.