In this document we consult on a set of draft directions relating to BT’s Regulatory Financial Reporting obligations. These implement and support the proposals we made in our ongoing reviews of the Wholesale Local Access and Wholesale Broadband Access markets, including those set out in our:
This document also sets out a proposal to modify the current direction we imposed in the 2014 Fixed Access Review for the purposes of preparing the 2017/18 RFS in relation to the attribution of cumulo rates (business rates charged by the UK rating authorities on BT’s network assets). This is in light of the fact that a new rating valuation will be in place for 2017/18, so that BT would no longer be able to comply with the current direction should it remain in its current form. We will take all responses
We invite responses to this consultation by 15 January 2018.
We will take all responses to this consultation into account before reaching our final conclusions which we plan to publish in a statement early next year.
This draft statement sets out the conclusions of our wholesale local access market review in relation to the UK excluding the Hull Area.