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Bishopsgate Institute

Public Utilities Access Forum


Reference code(s): GB 0372 PUAF

Held at: Bishopsgate Institute

Title: Public Utilities Access Forum

Date(s): 1990-2000

Level of description: Collection

Extent: 10 boxes

Name of creator(s): Public Utilities Access Forum


Administrative/Biographical history:

Founded in 1989, the Public Utilities Access Forum (PUAF) is an informal association of organisations which helps to develop policy on the regulation of the public utilities providing electricity, gas, communications and water services in England and Wales. PUAF facilitates the exchange of information and opinions between bodies concerned with the provision of those utilities to consumers with low incomes or special service needs, such as the elderly and people with mental and physical disabilities. It draws the particular problems of such consumers to the attention of the industries, the regulators and other relevant bodies, promoting the adoption of policies and practices which cater for their needs, exchanging information about service provision and promoting research.


Scope and content/abstract:

Papers, correspondence, press clippings regarding energy issues and consumer rights.


Language/scripts of material: English

System of arrangement:

No further arrangement required

Conditions governing access:

Apply to the Archivist

Conditions governing reproduction:

Photocopying and digital photography (without flash) is permitted for research purposes on completion of the Library's Copyright Declaration form and with respect to current UK copyright law.

Finding aids:

Copy of handlist available in Library Reading Room.


Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

Sean Creighton, PUAF Secretary


DESCRIPTION NOTES Rules or conventions: Compiled in compliance with General International Standard Archival Description, ISAD(G), second edition, 2000; National Council on Archives Rules for the Construction of Personal, Place and Corporate Names, 1997.

Date(s) of descriptions: 2010

Consumer affairs | Business
Utilities | Service industries
Business x Enterprises

Personal names

Corporate names
Public Utilities Access Forum