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Our Funding, Governance and Ownership
We are funded, governed and owned by the gas industry, with our board made up of industry-nominated directors and chaired by an independent Chairman.
As the Central Data Service Provider (CDSP) for the gas industry, we have a Data Services Contract (DSC) with our customers who are licensed gas Shippers and Gas Transporters (GTs).
We also have a UK Link User Agreement (UUA) with customers including gas traders and meter service providers who need access to the UK Link service.
New shipper and transporter clients need to sign the DSC, while other companies including licensed gas shippers and traders are expected to sign the UUA.
The Xoserve board is chaired by Clare Spottiswoode.
Our Board members are:
- Steve Edwards, Network Nominated Director
- Andrew Quail, Network Nominated Director
- Nicola Pitts, National Grid Transmission Nominated Director
- Neil Shaw, Independent Gas Transporter Nominated Director
- Colin Rees, Shipper Nominated Director
- Mike Hogg, Shipper Nominated Director
- Yehuda Cohen, Shipper Nominated Director
- Duncan Sedgwick, Shipper Nominated Director
All signatories to the DSC share the decision-making for services provided under it. Decisions are made by three committees:
- Contract Management Committee
- Change Management Committee
- Credit Management Committee
Committee meetings are chaired, organised and administered by the Joint Office of Gas Transporters. The Joint Office oversees the process for the appointment of voting representatives.
Xoserve invoices and collects funds from DSC and UUA customers in line with rules set out in the:
- CDSP Budget
- Charging Methodology
- CDSP Credit Policy
CDSP Service Charges for 2019/20 reflect the Budget approved by the Xoserve Board in January 2019.
We are funded to carry out our service delivery activities and Change Programme by all DSC signatories.
Ownership and Accountability
Xoserve is jointly owned by National Grid gas transmission business and Britain’s four major gas distribution network companies:
We are accountable to and consult with all DSC and UUA signatories. We also consult all customers during the development of our annual Business Plan and Budget, before making a recommendation to our board for approval.
Key DSC and UUA Documents
Data Services Contract
DSC Invoicing and Schedule UpdateLast updated on 22 May 2017
DSC Information for IGTsLast updated on 28 Feb 2019
DSC Terms and ConditionsLast updated on 01 Apr 2017
CDSP Service DescriptionLast updated on 01 Apr 2017
Budget and Charging MethodologyLast updated on 01 Apr 2017
Credit PolicyLast updated on 01 Apr 2017
UK Link ManualLast updated on 01 Apr 2017
UK Link Manual – UK Link Terms and ConditionsLast updated on 01 Apr 2017
Change Management ProceduresLast updated on 01 Apr 2017
Contract Management ArrangementsLast updated on 01 Apr 2017
Third Party and Additional Services PolicyLast updated on 04 Jan 2017
Transitional Arrangements DocumentLast updated on 04 Jan 2017
UK Link User AgreementLast updated on 01 Apr 2017
DSC Credit RulesLast updated on 21 Jan 2019
Service Description TableLast updated on 29 Apr 2019
Letter from Ofgem Confirming Implementation of FGOLast updated on 05 Jun 2017
CDSP Annual Charging Statement 2018/19Last updated on 11 Feb 2019
CDSP Annual Charging Statement 2019/20Last updated on 28 Feb 2019
Specific Services Request FormLast updated on 17 Oct 2017
IX Specific Service Request FormLast updated on 27 Dec 2018
Optional Services Request FormLast updated on 17 Oct 2017
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