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.

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: 31st Jan 2012
  • Other
  • 1 Associated documents
This document explains the standard conditions under which we can revoke an electricity interconnector licence.

  • Published: 31st Jan 2012
  • Other
  • 1 Associated documents
This document explains the standard conditions under which we can revoke a gas interconnector licence.

  • Published: 9th Dec 2008
  • Guidance
  • 1 Associated documents
This updates Ofgem's 2003 guidance on the Supplier of Last Resort (SoLR) process. It sets out the issues we would consider in the event of an energy supplier failing, information about the process we would follow and criteria used to select a SoLR.

  • Published: 23rd Oct 2008
  • Decisions
  • 1 Associated documents
This document sets out our decision to appoint British Gas Trading Limited as Supplier of Last Resort for the customers of Electricity 4 Business, with effect from 24 October 2008.

  • Published: 3rd Feb 2006
  • Decisions
  • 1 Associated documents
Zest4 Electricity Limited: Notice of Revocation of Licence under Section 6 of the Electricity Act 1989.

  • Published: 17th Jan 2006
  • Decisions
  • 1 Associated documents
Utility Link - Notice of Revocation of licence granted under Section 6(1)(d) of the Electricity Act 1989 and reasons for decision.

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