Revoking a licence

If we have granted a licence, there may be circumstances in which we would revoke the licence. The conditions whereby a licence may be revoked are included in the terms of the licences that we grant. In addition, a current list of revocation conditions for each type of licence is available at the bottom of this page.

Copies of licences may be obtained from the Ofgem Library at: RIC@ofgem.gov.uk or on our Electronic Public Register.

Requests to have a licence revoked

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) to have its licence revoked.

Such requests must be made in writing (by post or email) on company letterhead and signed by a duly authorised person, and marked for the attention of our Industry Codes and Licensing Team.

Written requests for a licence to be revoked should include the following:

  • full details of the licence to be revoked including licence holder and licence type
  • full details of continuity of supply arrangements (supply licences only – see below)
  • confirmation that the licensee is aware that the revocation is irreversible.
  • a statement confirming that all relevant renewable/social scheme obligations have been discharged, or details of the licensee's plans to discharge any outstanding obligations (supply licences only).

Providing the Authority agrees that the licence should be revoked, we will issue to the licensee a Notice of Revocation. This notice gives the licensee 30 days notice that the licence will be revoked.

Licence revocations are irreversible and should you still need a licence you would have to re-apply for a new one.

Securing continuity of supply

A gas or electricity supply licensee applying to revoke a licence must provide details of arrangements for securing continuity of supply for all relevant customers. Where there are no customers, the licensee should provide written confirmation to that effect.

Publications and updates

  • Published: 29th Jan 2021
  • Decisions
  • 3 Associated documents
Decision on a Last Resort Supplier Payment Claim from ScottishPower Energy Retail Limited.

  • Published: 7th Dec 2020
  • Closed: 13th Jan 2021
  • Consultations and responses
  • 1 Associated documents
This is a consultation on Last Resort Supplier Payment Claim from ScottishPower Energy Retail Limited

  • Published: 3rd Dec 2020
  • Decisions
  • 2 Associated documents
See our decision on Last Resort Payment Claim from Ovo (S) Gas Limited.

  • Published: 26th Nov 2020
  • Decisions
  • 3 Associated documents
Decision on Last Resort Supply Payment Claim from EDF Energy Customers Limited.

  • Published: 24th Sep 2020
  • Closed: 22nd Oct 2020
  • Consultations and responses
  • 2 Associated documents
Consultation on Last Resort Supply Payment Claim from EDF.

  • Published: 15th May 2020
  • Decisions
  • 3 Associated documents
See our decision on Last Resort Supplier Payment Claim from Ovo.

  • Published: 6th Feb 2020
  • Closed: 5th Mar 2020
  • Consultations and responses
  • 4 Associated documents
Consultation on appointment of SSE Electricity as Supplier of Last Resort.

  • Published: 22nd Jan 2020
  • Decisions
  • 3 Associated documents
Consultation on Last Resort Supplier Payment Claim from Shell Energy Retail Limited

  • Published: 22nd Jan 2020
  • Decisions
  • 3 Associated documents
Decision on Last Resort Supplier Payment Claim from Ovo Energy.

  • Published: 13th Dec 2019
  • Closed: 15th Jan 2020
  • Consultations and responses
  • 2 Associated documents
This letter sets out the reasons why we are minded to consent to Ovo Energy claiming a Last Resort Supply Payment of up to £13.1m.

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