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The Regulation Forum

The Regulation Forum brings together the competition authorities, sector regulators and market participants in energy, telecoms, financial services and other sectors which are subject to economic regulation.


The Group provides an opportunity to discuss topical policy issues and concerns in a constructive environment.

Recent Summit

The UK Regulation Summit


The British Academy

10–11 Carlton House Terrace

Tuesday 21 June 2022

1000 until 1700

The Regulation Forum's inaugural one day Summit addressed the strategic outlook for economic regulation. 

The Summit provided participants with a unique opportunity to hear from the Chairs of the UK’s economic regulators, who set out their strategic assessment and priorities for the years ahead. It allowed the sharing of thoughts, visions, experiences and the approach of boards, along with the issues common to all the regulated sectors and the way in which regulation should be joined up in a digital age.  


Cathryn Ross, Strategy & Regulatory Affairs Director at Thames Water took the chair.  


Summit sessions were led by


  • Sarah Montgomery, Deputy Director, International and Strategy, Better Regulation Executive

  • Professor Martin Cave CBE, Chair of Ofgem

  • Jonson Cox CBE, Chair of Ofwat

  • Jonathan Scott, Interim Chair, Competition and Markets Authority

  • Maggie Carver, Deputy Chair of Ofcom

  • Sir Stephen Hillier, GCB, CBE, Chair of the Civil Aviation Authority

Latest Report




This purpose of this paper, authored by Cathryn Ross, Strategy and Regulatory Affairs Director at Thames Water, is to draw out some changes and challenges that have commonalities across a number of regulated sectors and to prompt debate among those who may have useful levers at their disposal about how they may be addressed. All of this is in the interests of maintaining the effectiveness of regulation in UK, and our regulated sectors, to the benefit of consumers and citizens.

A regulatory expert has said that the paper is the best recent analysis that they have seen of the current (and potential future) state of economic regulation in the UK.

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