Economic regulation of the UK water sector is facing a period of dramatic change. With price controls now set for the next five years, the focus is on the countdown to market liberalisation for business customers in 2017.

Drawing on our experience across a range of liberalised markets, we are well-placed to help clients in the sector adapt to this new environment, and to anticipate the direction and pace of marketplace transformation. Although the water market is very different from telecoms, energy or financial services, competition and customer choice will require every player to re-assess how their relationships with other suppliers, public sector stakeholders – such as Ofwat, the Competition and Markets Authority and Government – and the public.