Licences

If your company or organisation wants to enter the gas or electricity markets you will need to check whether the activity you are proposing is a licensable activity. If it is, you may still fall within an exemption or exception.

You may find further information about this on our licence exemptions page. If your proposed activity is licensable and not subject to any exemptions you will need to apply for a licence.

Before you begin the application process, however, we strongly recommend you seek independent legal advice on how best to comply with industry rules and regulations.

We also recommend that you contact the relevant industry code administrators to discuss any code requirements prior to commencing the licence application process.

Publications and updates

  • Published: 8th Apr 2021
  • Charts and data
  • 1 Associated documents
This page contains an up-to-date list of all electricity licensees (including all electricity suppliers).

  • Published: 8th Apr 2021
  • Charts and data
  • 1 Associated documents
This page contains an up-to-date list of all gas licensees (including all gas suppliers).

  • Published: 22nd Mar 2021
  • Decisions, Guidance
  • 7 Associated documents
The Financial Responsibility Principle (FRP) was introduced as part of the Supplier Licensing Review (SLR) reforms. We are now publishing the final guidance for the FRP.

  • Published: 17th Mar 2021
  • Closing: 12th May 2021
  • Consultations and responses
  • 2 Associated documents
We are consulting on proposals to reduce credit balances at risk of mutualisation in the event of supplier failure.

  • Published: 11th Feb 2021
  • Decisions
  • 10 Associated documents
Decision for the modifications we will make, as a consequence of the end of the transition period, to ensure licences are fit for purpose.

  • Published: 26th Nov 2020
  • Closed: 24th Dec 2020
  • Consultations and responses
  • 20 Associated documents
Statutory consultation on the modifications we propose to make, as a consequence of the end of the transition period, to ensure licences are fit for purpose.

  • Published: 26th Nov 2020
  • Decisions
  • 5 Associated documents
This decision modifies the electricity and gas supply licences to reflect changes to ongoing requirements and exit arrangements for suppliers.

  • Published: 25th Jun 2020
  • Closed: 20th Aug 2020
  • Consultations and responses
  • 32 Associated documents
We are reviewing our approach to supplier licensing. This consultation outlines our final policy proposals for new ongoing requirements for active suppliers and exit arrangements.

  • Published: 3rd Feb 2020
  • Agendas, minutes and presentations
  • 2 Associated documents
Summary notes and slides for workshop

  • Published: 3rd Feb 2020
  • Open letters and correspondence
  • 1 Associated documents
An update on the next steps for our proposed reforms to the ongoing requirements and exit arrangements for suppliers delivered as part of our Supplier Licensing Review (SLR)

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