On 12 February 2016, we discussed the government's consultation on the new Utilities Contract Regulations 2016 ("UCRs") and Concession Contracts Regulations 2016 ("CCRs"). Our overview and the government's consultation can be accessed below:

Government Response to Consultations: Utilities Contracts Regulations 2016 and Concessions Contracts Regulations 2016 - click here to read the article. Click here to view the full Government response to these consultations.

The regulations were laid before Parliament on 17 March 2016 and are due to come into force on 18 April 2016, so here is a reminder of the key features and changes to be introduced.

Key features

Utilities Contract Regulations 2016

The main changes for utilities to be aware of are:

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Concessions Contracts Regulations 2016

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