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Consultation: Telesat LEO Inc – application for non-geostationary orbit earth station (network) licence

We are consulting on Telesat LEO Inc's application for a non-geostationary satellite earth station network licence.

Call for input: UK preparations for the World Radiocommunication Conference 2023 (WRC-23)

This document sets out the key issues that will be considered at this conference and explains why they matter to the UK.


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Statement: Ofcom's plan of work 2022/23

  • Consultation
  • Statement
  • Start: 15 December 2021
  • Status: Open
  • End: 09 February 2022

This plan of work sets out what we will do during 2022/23, to make sure Ofcom plays its part in addressing the challenges for people and businesses in the UK today, and in the future.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/consultations-and-statements/category-2/plan-of-work-2022-23

Statement: Proposal to grant an exception to Royal Mail’s universal service obligations

  • Consultation
  • Statement
  • Start: 12 November 2021
  • Status: Statement published
  • End: 13 December 2021

We have approved Royal Mail's request to make an exception to the universal service throughout the United Kingdom on 1 January 2022.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/consultations-and-statements/category-3/2022-royal-mail-uso-exception

Consultation: Review of postal regulation

  • Consultation
  • Start: 09 December 2021
  • Status: Closed
  • End: 03 March 2022

Ofcom wants all postal users have access to simple, affordable and reliable postal services. We invite views on how we will regulate post from 2022 to 2027.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/consultations-and-statements/category-1/postal-regulation-review

Statement: Recovering consumer advocacy costs

  • Consultation
  • Statement
  • Start: 07 July 2021
  • Status: Statement published
  • End: 18 August 2021

This short consultation follows on from our 2019 statements on the cost recovery mechanism for the work of the consumer advocacy bodies (“CABs”) on post.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/consultations-and-statements/category-2/recovering-consumer-advocacy-costs

Statement: Ofcom's Plan of Work 2021/22

  • Consultation
  • Statement
  • Start: 11 December 2020
  • Status: Statement published
  • End: 05 February 2021

This plan of work sets out what we will do during 2021/22, to make sure Ofcom plays its part in addressing the challenges for people and businesses in the UK today, and in the future.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/consultations-and-statements/category-2/plan-of-work-2021-22

Statement: Ofcom's Plan of Work 2020/21

  • Consultation
  • Statement
  • Start: 07 January 2020
  • Status: Statement published
  • End: 25 February 2020

We have today set out our priorities and work programme for the new financial year.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/consultations-and-statements/category-2/plan-of-work-2020-21

Statement: Recovering postal regulation and consumer advocacy costs

  • Consultation
  • Statement
  • Start: 05 June 2019
  • Status: Statement published
  • End: 08 July 2019

This document is a consultation which sets out Ofcom’s proposed changes to the way we recover our costs of regulating the postal sector.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/consultations-and-statements/category-2/recovering-postal-regulation-costs

Statement: Review of regulatory financial reporting for Royal Mail - Phase II

  • Consultation
  • Statement
  • Start: 19 December 2018
  • Status: Statement published
  • End: 27 February 2019

This statement sets out our amendments to Royal Mail costing rules. The first three sections provide an overview of our duties and regulatory objectives, regulatory financial reporting requirements for Royal Mail, and how we use the information they provide.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/consultations-and-statements/category-1/review-regulatory-financial-reporting-royal-mail

Statement: Ofcom's Annual Plan 2019/20

  • Consultation
  • Start: 03 December 2018
  • Status: Closed
  • End: 08 February 2019

Statement of our plan of work for the next financial year(2019/20).

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/consultations-and-statements/category-1/annual-plan-2019-20

Statement: Review of Second Class stamp safeguard caps

  • Consultation
  • Data
  • Statement
  • Start: 26 July 2018
  • Status: Statement published
  • End: 04 October 2018

Consultation on proposals for the continued regulation of Royal Mail’s Second Class stamp prices. Supported by residential omnibus survey and business postal survey datasets.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/consultations-and-statements/category-1/review-second-class-stamp-safeguard-cap

Statement: Amendments to the Universal Service Provider Access Condition in relation to the margin squeeze control

  • Consultation
  • Statement
  • Start: 24 May 2018
  • Status: Statement published
  • End: 19 July 2018

Statement setting out amendments to the margin squeeze control set out in Ofcom’s Universal Service Provider Access (USPA) condition, a control which is intended to ensure fair competition between access operators and Royal Mail.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/consultations-and-statements/category-2/post-uspac-margin-squeeze

Statement on changes to the General Conditions of Entitlement

  • Consultation
  • Statement
  • Start: 26 April 2018
  • Status: Statement published
  • End: 28 May 2018

This statement sets out Ofcom's decision to amend general condition C6.6, additional changes to our guidance on Calling Line Identification facilities, and a number of minor drafting changes.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/consultations-and-statements/category-3/changes-general-conditions-of-entitlement

Statement: Annual Plan 2018-19

  • Consultation
  • Statement
  • Start: 01 December 2017
  • Status: Statement published
  • End: 09 February 2018

Our Annual Plan 2018/19 highlights some of the key work areas that we will seek to deliver in order to meet our goals.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/consultations-and-statements/category-1/proposed-annual-plan-2018-19

Statement: Review of regulatory financial reporting for Royal Mail

  • Consultation
  • Statement
  • Start: 31 March 2017
  • Status: Statement published
  • End: 01 June 2017

Statement setting out our decisions with respect to our proposals for changes to the contents, frequency, disclosure, and deadlines of the regulatory financial reporting required from Royal Mail.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/consultations-and-statements/category-3/review-of-regulatory-financial-reporting-for-royal-mail-consultation

Proposed Annual Plan 2017/18

  • Consultation
  • Start: 29 November 2016
  • Status: Closed
  • End: 07 February 2017

Ofcom exists to make communications markets work for everyone. To achieve this, we are proposing three main goals: to promote competition and ensure that markets work effectively for consumers; to secure standards and improve quality; and to protect consumers from harm.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/consultations-and-statements/category-1/proposed-annual-plan-2017-18

Review of the Regulation of Royal Mail

  • Consultation
  • Start: 25 May 2016
  • Status: Closed
  • End: 03 April 2017

On 16 June 2015 we announced a fundamental review of the regulation of Royal Mail. The review is to ensure regulation remains appropriate and sufficient to secure the efficient and financially sustainable provision of the universal postal service.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/consultations-and-statements/category-1/royal-mail-review2016

Proposed modification to Consumer Protection Condition 1 - Collection of qualifying consumer expenses of the Consumer Advocacy Bodies

  • Consultation
  • Statement
  • Start: 29 October 2015
  • Status: Statement published
  • End: 30 November 2015

This document proposes to modify Consumer Protection Condition 1 (CP1) to rectify an error in the drafting of the condition

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/consultations-and-statements/category-3/proposed-modification-to-consumer-protection-condition-1

Review of the regulation of Royal Mail

  • Regulation
  • Consultation
  • Start: 17 July 2015
  • Status: Closed
  • End: 11 September 2015

The review will incorporate our existing work to assess Royal Mail’s efficiency, consider its position within the parcels sector, and assess the company’s potential ability to set wholesale prices in a way that might harm competition.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/consultations-and-statements/category-2/royal-mail-regulation-review

Royal Mail Access Pricing Review - Proposed amendments to the regulatory framework

  • Consultation
  • Start: 02 December 2014
  • Status: Closed
  • End: 24 February 2015

Royal Mail Access Pricing Review - Proposed amendments to the regulatory framework.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/consultations-and-statements/category-1/rm-access-pricing

Amendments to regulatory conditions DUSP 1.8 and CP 1 and minor amendments to other regulatory conditions - Proposed amendments to post box reporting and relevant turnover for the calculation of qualifying consumer expenses

  • Consultation
  • Statement
  • Start: 30 January 2014
  • Status: Statement published
  • End: 03 March 2014

Amendments to regulatory conditions DUSP 1.8 and CP 1 and minor amendments to other regulatory conditions - Proposed amendments to post box reporting and relevant turnover for the calculation of qualifying consumer expenses

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/consultations-and-statements/category-3/amendments-dusp-cp