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Communications Act 2003

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Payments to be made in respect of the public teletext service

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7(1)A licence to provide the public teletext service must include conditions requiring the licence holder to pay the following amounts to OFCOM (in addition to any fees required to be so paid by virtue of section 4(1)(b) of the 1990 Act)—

(a)a specified amount in respect of the first complete calendar year falling within the licence period;

(b)in respect of each subsequent year falling wholly or partly within the licence period, that amount increased by the appropriate percentage;

(c)in respect of each accounting period of his falling within the licence period, an amount representing a specified percentage of qualifying revenue for that accounting period.

(2)The amount specified for the purposes of sub-paragraph (1)(a) must be—

(a)in the case of the replacement licence under section 221, the amount proposed in accordance with subsection (5)(a) of that section;

(b)in the case of a licence renewed under section 222, the amount determined under section 223(1)(a); and

(c)in any other case, the amount specified in the licence holder’s cash bid.

(3)The percentage specified for the purposes of sub-paragraph (1)(c) in respect of an accounting period must be—

(a)in the case of the replacement licence under section 221, nil;

(b)in the case of a licence renewed under section 222, the percentage determined under section 223(1)(b); and

(c)in any other case, the percentage determined and specified for the purposes of paragraph 1(2)(f) of this Schedule.

(4)A licence to provide the public teletext service may also include conditions—

(a)enabling OFCOM to estimate before the beginning of an accounting period the amount due for that period by virtue of any condition imposed under this paragraph; and

(b)requiring the licence holder to pay the estimated amount by monthly instalments throughout that period.

(5)Such a licence may, in particular, include conditions—

(a)authorising OFCOM to revise an estimate on one or more occasions;

(b)requiring them to alter the amounts of the instalments payable by the licence holder to take account of the revised estimate;

(c)providing for the adjustment of an overpayment or underpayment.

(6)This paragraph has effect subject to sections 225 and 226 and to the requirement in section 221(5)(b).

(7)In this paragraph “the appropriate percentage” has the same meaning as in section 19 of the 1990 Act.

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