Related party transactions provisions

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This page contains information on our review of the related party transactions provisions being carried out as part of the input methodologies review.

The Commission is reviewing the input methodologies (IMs), which it is required to do within 7 years of setting them. We published our draft decisions papers on the IM review on 16 June 2016. This included a topic paper on the related party transaction provisions (Topic 7).

Areas of focus in that topic paper include:

  • the valuation of related party transactions
  • the visibility of related party transactions under the current rules
  • the compliance costs and any unwarranted complexity of the related party transactions provision
  • the ability to gain excessive profit under the current related party transaction rules.

We have made a decision to separate our review of the related party transaction issues from the final decisions on the IM review. The separate indicative timeline for this review is set out below.

Current documents

Project timeline

Type Description Indicative date/s
Completed IM review draft decisions papers: Topic 7 – Related party transactions 16/06/2016
Consultation Related party transactions: Invitation to contribute to problem definition (invitation paper) 12/04/2017
Consultation Submissions on invitation paper due 10/05/2017
Draft Draft decision on IM review of related party transactions provisions due 03/07/2017 - 31/08/2017
Consultation Submissions on related party transactions draft decision due 01/09/2017 - 29/09/2017
Final Final decision on related party transactions IM and ID provisions due 01/11/2017 - 22/12/2017


These dates are not official and may change. Please see the Terms and Conditions for further limitations.