General Demand for Information
General Demand for annual information required by Ofcom under paragraph 1 of Schedule 8 to the Postal Services Act 2011 and published in accordance with paragraph 4(6) of that Schedule for the purposes of ascertaining or verifying administrative charges payable for each charging year in carrying out postal services functions
In October 2021, we informed stakeholders of our intention going forwards to publish on our website the names of relevant postal operators who exceed the relevant turnover thresholds, and therefore will be liable to contribute towards Ofcom’s postal administrative fees for each charging year. The publication of those names will help to ensure that our postal regulatory activities are transparent and accountable. For the avoidance of any doubt, we intend only to publish the names of liable relevant postal operators and to update this list annually. We have now updated our GDFI to reflect that intention. This updated GDFI, which is published below, comes into force with immediate effect in relation to the 2022/23 charging year (i.e. the period beginning 1 April 2022 and ending with 31 March 2023) and any subsequent charging year (i.e. any subsequent period of 12 months beginning with 1 April) and replaces the previous GDFI.
On 29 March 2018, we published a document entitled ‘Statement and further consultation: Recovering postal regulation and consumer advocacy costs’. As a result of our statement, and using our legal powers under Schedule 8 of the 2011 Postal Services Act, we issued a General Demand for Information (Annex 6, dated 29 March 2018) for the purpose of ascertaining who is liable to pay charges towards Ofcom’s administrative costs. The date for liable relevant postal operators to submit their relevant turnover was stated as “the last working day of May”. We have now updated this date, bringing it forward to “the last working day of October”. This comes into force with immediate effect in relation to the 2019/20 charging year (i.e. the period beginning 1 April 2019 and ending with 31 March 2020) and any subsequent charging year (i.e. any subsequent period of 12 months beginning with 1 April).) and replaces the previous GDFI.
This is a general demand for information under paragraph 1 of Schedule 8 to the Postal Services Act 2011 (‘the Act’), and is addressed to each and every relevant postal operator who is liable to pay to Ofcom its administrative charges under paragraph 1(1) of Schedule 4 to the Act, as determined in accordance with Ofcom’s Statement of Charging Principles dated 29 March 2018 for carrying out its postal services functions referred to in paragraph 2 of that Schedule 4.
This General Demand is hereby published on Ofcom's website for the purpose of bringing it to the attention of such liable relevant postal operators from whom the information is required in the manner and form specified in the document attached below, for the purpose of ascertaining or verifying the administrative charges payable by a person under paragraph 1(1) of Schedule 4 to the Act. The specific information which must be provided annually by such liable relevant postal operators is set out in the document attached below. 226668