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Communications Act 2003

Section 223: Financial terms of licence renewed under s. 222

500.Any offer made by OFCOM to renew an existing licence under section 222 must include a determination of the amount that the licensee is required to pay during the first complete calendar year of the renewal period and the percentage of qualifying revenue to be paid for each accounting period of the applicant falling within the relevant renewal period. The amount for the first year of the replacement licence must approximate to what OFCOM estimate would have been the highest cash bid of the licensee had the licence been awarded under Part 1 of Schedule 10. When determining the percentage of qualifying revenue, OFCOM may set different percentages (including nil percentages) for different accounting periods.

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