Apply for a business radio licence

08 June 2010

If you use a radio system for your business then you will need a licence from Ofcom. Business radio users range from taxi companies and factories, to hospitals, care homes, industrial sites and transport operators.

We are making additional non-contiguous spectrum available in the UHF2 band (from 453 MHz to 466 MHz) for licences up to six months resulting from negotiations with the Emergency Services. Technically Assigned licences will be available until April 2017. There is no provision for Area Defined licences.  The additional spectrum will be used to cater for simplex assignments primarily although requests for duplex assignments will be considered.  If you require further information please contact

Licence Fee Calculation Guide PDF, 88.7 KB

Fee calculator XLS, 822.0 KB
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Pay online

Direct Debit form PDF, 46.5 KB

Our Spectrum Trading Desk is the first point of contact for more detailed information and clarification on spectrum trading, or if you would like to conduct a trade.  The Desk can be contacted by:

Address: Spectrum Licensing, Riverside House, 2a Southwark Bridge Road, London, SE1 9HA


Telephone: 0300 123 1000

Trading guidance notes PDF, 179.5 KB

Application for Spectrum Trading (Lease) (OfW512) PDF, 170.9 KB

Application for Spectrum Trading (OfW206)  PDF, 169.2 KB

Application for Spectrum Trading (Outright Transfer) (OfW437)  PDF, 103.7 KB

Due diligence form PDF, 37.9 KB