This statement accompanies the withdrawal and making today of a designation pursuant to section 34 and 38 of the Communications Act 2003 and publication of guidelines entitled “The definition of “relevant activity” for the purposes of administrative charges.
- The designation and the guidelines are reproduced at Annex 1 and Annex 2 respectively of this final statement for ease of reference.
- Publication follows public consultations by Ofcom on the designation under section 38(11) and section 34(1) of the Act. At the same time, Ofcom also consulted publicly on the guidelines.
- Ofcom has also consulted with the Secretary of State on the withdrawal and making of the designation as required under section 38(11) and 34(2) of the Act.