Revised pension allowance values and completion of 2017 reasonableness review

Publication date
30th November 2017
Information types
Policy areas

Triennially we carry out a review of RIIO network companies’ pension scheme established deficits, which consumers fund through their energy bills. The companies, as part of their revenue, currently receive annually over £550 million in allowances. Our review looked at the latest valuations and the governance arrangements the companies have in place.

Today we complete the 2017 pension reasonableness review. This confirms the revised RIIO network companies’ pension allowances and our recommendations to the companies for changes they may want to adopt before the next reasonableness review in 2020. The revised allowances will reduce revenue, across all companies, over the next three years by an annual average of £53 million.