• Ofwat has published its final decision to accept binding commitments from Bristol Water under the Competition Act 1998. In March 2013, in response to two separate complaints, Ofwat launched a formal investigation into the price and non-price terms Bristol Water applied when providing services to self-lay organisations. Last summer Ofwat consulted on its intention to accept binding commitments from Bristol Water, whereby Bristol Water offered to put in place a clearer separation of Bristol Water’s downstream developer services functions, which operate in a contestable market, from its non-contestable upstream services. Following consultation, Ofwat has decided that the commitments offered by Bristol Water address the competition concerns identified. Click here.