The Communications (Television Licensing) (Amendment) Regulations 2018

Registered by the Royal Court                                  23rd March 2018

Coming into force                                                          1st April 2018

THE SECRETARY OF STATE makes these Regulations in exercise of the powers conferred by sections 365(1) and (4) and 402(3)(a) of the Communications Act 2003 (“the CA 2003”), including as extended by –

(a)     the Communications (Bailiwick of Guernsey) Order 2003;

(b)     the Communications (Jersey) Order 2003[1];

(c)     the Communications (Isle of Man) Order 2003;

(d)     the Communications (Bailiwick of Guernsey) Order 2004;

(e)     the Broadcasting and Communications (Jersey) Order 2004[2].

The Treasury has consented to the making of these Regulations in accordance with section 365(6) of the CA 2003.

1        Citation, commencement and effect

(1)     These Regulations may be cited as the Communications (Television Licensing) (Amendment) Regulations 2018.

(2)     These Regulations shall come into force on 1st April 2018.

(3)     These Regulations have effect in respect of TV licences issued on or after 1st April 2018.

2        Amendment of the Communications (Television Licensing) Regulations 2004

The Communications (Television Licensing) Regulations 2004[3] are amended in accordance with regulations 3 to 7.

3        Amendment of regulation 6

In regulation 6 (concessions for persons aged 75 years or more), in paragraph (2), at the end insert “or the Isle of Man”.

4        Amendment of Schedule 1

(1)     The Table in Schedule 1 (issue fees for TV licences) is amended as follows.

(2)     In the third column of the row relating to TV licence (black and white only) General Form for “£49.50” substitute “£50.50”.

(3)     In the third column of the row relating to TV licence (including colour) General Form for “£147.00” substitute “£150.50”.

(4)     In the third column of the row relating to TV licence (black and white only) Multiple Form for “£49.50” substitute “£50.50”.

(5)     In the third column of the row relating to TV licence (including colour) Multiple Form for “£147.00” substitute “£150.50”.

5        Amendment of Schedule 2

(1)     Schedule 2 (fees for TV licences payable by instalments) is amended as follows.

(2)     In paragraph 2(1) –

(a)     for “£38.00”, in the first place it occurs, substitute “£38.89”;

(b)     for “£38.00”, in the second place it occurs, substitute “£38.87”.

(3)     In paragraph 5(1) for “2017” substitute “2018”.

(4)     For Table 1 substitute Table 1 in the Schedule.

(5)     In paragraph 6(1) for “2017” substitute “2018”.

(6)     For Table 2 substitute Table 2 in the Schedule.

(7)     In paragraph 7(6)(b) for “2017” substitute “2018”.

(8)     In paragraph 7(6), in the words after sub-paragraph (b) –

(a)     for “£85.15” substitute “£86.35”;

(b)     for “£12.37” substitute “£12.83”.

(9)     For Table 3 substitute Table 3 in the Schedule.

(10)    In paragraph 9(c) –

(a)     for “7” substitute “14”;

(b)     for “18” substitute “11”.

(11)    In paragraph 11(1) for “£75.50” substitute “£78.00”.

(12)    In paragraph 11(2) for “£62.50” substitute “£63.00”.

(13)    In paragraph 11(3) for “£52.50” substitute “£53.00”.

(14)    In paragraph 11(6) for “£10.50” substitute “£11.00”.

(15)    In paragraph 12(1) for “£75.50” substitute “£78.00”.

(16)    In paragraph 12(2)(b) for “£7.15” substitute “£7.25”.

(17)    In paragraph 12(3)(b) –

(a)     for “£8.95” substitute “£9.10”;

(b)     for “£8.85” substitute “£8.80”.

(18)    In paragraph 12(4)(b) –

(a)     for “£11.95” substitute “£12.10”;

(b)     for “£11.75” substitute “£12.00”.

(19)    In paragraph 12(5)(b) –

(a)     for “£17.90” substitute “£18.15”;

(b)     for “£17.80” substitute “£18.05”.

(20)    In paragraph 13(1) for “£62.50” substitute “£63.00”.

(21)    In paragraph 13(2)(a) for “£8.45” substitute “£8.75”.

(22)    In paragraph 13(2)(b) –

(a)     for “£10.60” substitute “£10.95”;

(b)     for £10.30” substitute “£10.85”.

(23)    In paragraph 13(2)(c) –

(a)     for “£14.10” substitute “£14.60”;

(b)     for “£14.00” substitute “£14.50”.

(24)    In paragraph 13(2)(d) –

(a)     for “£21.15” substitute “£21.90”;

(b)     for “£21.05” substitute “£21.80”.

(25)    In paragraph 14(1) for “£52.50” substitute “£53.00”.

(26)    In paragraph 14(2)(a) for “£9.45” substitute “£9.75”.

(27)    In paragraph 14(2)(b) –

(a)     for “£11.85” substitute “£12.20”;

(b)     for “£11.55” substitute “£12.10”.

(28)    In paragraph 14(2)(c) for “£15.75” substitute “£16.25”.

(29)    In paragraph 14(2)(d) –

(a)     for “£23.65” substitute “£24.40”;

(b)     for “£23.55” substitute “£24.30”.

(30)    In paragraph 15(2)(a) for “£10.45” substitute “£10.80”.

(31)    In paragraph 15(2)(b) for “first 7 instalments to be £13.10 and the amount of the final instalment to be £12.80” substitute “8 instalments to be £13.50”.

(32)    In paragraph 15(2)(c) for “first 5 of the instalments to be £17.35 and the amount of the final instalment to be £17.45” substitute “6 instalments to be £18.00”.

(33)    In paragraph 15(2)(d) for “first 3 instalments to be £26.15 and the amount of the final instalment to be £26.05” substitute “4 instalments to be £27.00”.

(34)    In paragraph 16(2)(a) for “£11.85” substitute “£12.20”.

(35)    In paragraph 16(2)(b) for “first 7 of the instalments to be £14.85 and the amount of the final instalment to be £14.55” substitute “8 instalments to be £15.25”.

(36)    In paragraph 16(2)(c) for “6 instalments to be £19.75” substitute “first 5 instalments to be £20.40 and the amount of the final instalment to be £20.00”.

(37)    In paragraph 16(2)(d) for “first 3 instalments to be £29.65 and the amount of the final instalment to be £29.55” substitute “4 instalments to be £30.50”.

(38)    In paragraph 17(1) for “£10.50” substitute £11.00”.

(39)    In paragraph 17(2)(a) for “£13.65” substitute “£13.95”.

(40)    In paragraph 17(2)(b) –

(a)     for “£17.10” substitute “£17.45”;

(b)     for “£16.80” substitute “£17.35”.

(41)    In paragraph 17(2)(c) for “£22.75” substitute “£23.25”.

(42)    In paragraph 17(2)(d) –

(a)     for “£34.15” substitute “£34.90”;

(b)     for “£34.05” substitute “£34.80”.

6        Amendment of Schedule 3

(1)     Schedule 3 (fees for interim TV licences) is amended as follows.

(2)     In the Table, in the row relating to Interim TV licence (black and white only) (not in the Channel Islands or the Isle of Man), in the third column for “£4.125” substitute “£4.208”.

(3)     In the Table, in the row relating to Interim TV licence (including colour) (not in the Channel Islands or the Isle of Man), in the third column for “£12.25” substitute “£12.542”.

(4)     In paragraph 1(5)(b) for “£147.00” substitute “£150.50”.

7        Amendment of Schedule 5

(1)     Schedule 5 (TV licence fees for hotels and hospitality areas and mobile units) is amended as follows.

(2)     In paragraph 1, in the definition of “relevant amount” –

(a)     in paragraph (a) for “£49.50” substitute “£50.50”;

(b)     in paragraph (b) for “£147.00” substitute “£150.50”.

(3)     In paragraph 3(1)(a) for “£49.50” substitute “£50.50”.

(4)     In paragraph 3(1)(b) for “£147.00” substitute “£150.50”.

 

 

 

MATT HANCOCK

20th February 2018

Secretary of State
Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

 

 

We consent:

paul maynard
andrew stephenson

20th February 2018

Two of the Lords Commissioners of Her Majesty’s Treasury

 

 


SCHEDULE

Regulation 5(4), (6) and (9)

Table 1

Column 1

Column 2

Column 3

Column 4

Column 5

Column 6

Column 7

Date by which instalment is to be paid

Amount of instalment payment

Date on which the licence is issued (“the issue date”)

£86.35

£80.80

£74.10

£65.95

£55.75

£42.60

The last day of the period of 1 month beginning on the day immediately following the issue date

£12.83

£13.94

£15.28

£16.91

£18.95

£21.58

The last day of the period of 2 months beginning on the day immediately following the issue date

£12.83

£13.94

£15.28

£16.91

£18.95

£21.58

The last day of the period of 3 months beginning on the day immediately following the issue date

£12.83

£13.94

£15.28

£16.91

£18.95

£21.58

The last day of the period of 4 months beginning on the day immediately following the issue date

£12.83

£13.94

£15.28

£16.91

£18.95

£21.58

The last day of the period of 5 months beginning on the day immediately following the issue date

£12.83

£13.94

£15.28

£16.91

£18.95

£21.58

 

 

Table 2

Column 1

Column 2

Column 3

Column 4

Column 5

Column 6

Column 7

Date by which instalment is to be paid

Amount of instalment payment

Date on which the licence is issued (“the issue date”)

£87.80

£82.10

£75.25

£66.90

£56.45

£43.00

The last day of the period of 1 month beginning on the day immediately following the issue date

£12.54

£13.68

£15.05

£16.72

£18.81

£21.50

The last day of the period of 2 months beginning on the day immediately following the issue date

£12.54

£13.68

£15.05

£16.72

£18.81

£21.50

The last day of the period of 3 months beginning on the day immediately following the issue date

£12.54

£13.68

£15.05

£16.72

£18.81

£21.50

The last day of the period of 4 months beginning on the day immediately following the issue date

£12.54

£13.68

£15.05

£16.72

£18.81

£21.50

The last day of the period of 5 months beginning on the day immediately following the issue date

£12.54

£13.68

£15.05

£16.72

£18.81

£21.50

 

 

Table 3

Column 1

Column 2

Column 3

Column 4

Column 5

Date by which instalment is to be paid

Amount of instalment payment

Date on which the licence is issued (“the issue date”)

£25.10

£30.10

£37.64

£50.18

The last day of the period of 1 month beginning on the day immediately following the issue date

£25.08

£30.10

£37.62

£50.16

The last day of the period of 2 months beginning on the day immediately following the issue date

£25.08

£30.10

£37.62

£50.16

The last day of the period of 3 months beginning on the day immediately following the issue date

£25.08

£30.10

£37.62

The last day of the period of 4 months beginning on the day immediately following the issue date

£25.08

£30.10

The last day of the period of 5 months beginning on the day immediately following the issue date

£25.08

 

 


 



[1]                                    chapter 06.117

[2]                                    chapter 06.110

[3]                                    chapter 06.122


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