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The Communications (Television Licensing) (Amendment) Regulations 2018

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1.—(1) These Regulations may be cited as the Communications (Television Licensing) (Amendment) Regulations 2018.

(2) These Regulations come into force on 1st April 2018.

(3) These Regulations have effect in respect of TV licences issued on or after 1st April 2018.

Amendment of the Communications (Television Licensing) Regulations 2004

2.  The Communications (Television Licensing) Regulations 2004(1) are amended in accordance with regulations 3 to 7.

Amendment of regulation 6

3.  In regulation 6 (concessions for persons aged 75 years or more), in paragraph (2), at the end insert “or the Isle of Man”.

Amendment of Schedule 1

4.—(1) The Table in Schedule 1 (issue fees for TV licences) is amended as follows.

(2) In the third column of the row relating to TV licence (black and white only) General Form for “£49.50” substitute “£50.50”.

(3) In the third column of the row relating to TV licence (including colour) General Form for “£147.00” substitute “£150.50”.

(4) In the third column of the row relating to TV licence (black and white only) Multiple Form for “£49.50” substitute “£50.50”.

(5) In the third column of the row relating to TV licence (including colour) Multiple Form for “£147.00” substitute “£150.50”.

Amendment of Schedule 2

5.—(1) Schedule 2 (fees for TV licences payable by instalments) is amended as follows.

(2) In paragraph 2(1)—

(a)for “£38.00”, in the first place it occurs, substitute “£38.89”;

(b)for “£38.00”, in the second place it occurs, substitute “£38.87”.

(3) In paragraph 5(1) for “2017” substitute “2018”.

(4) For Table 1 substitute Table 1 in the Schedule.

(5) In paragraph 6(1) for “2017” substitute “2018”.

(6) For Table 2 substitute Table 2 in the Schedule.

(7) In paragraph 7(6)(b) for “2017” substitute “2018”.

(8) In paragraph 7(6), in the words after sub-paragraph (b)—

(a)for “£85.15” substitute “£86.35”;

(b)for “£12.37” substitute “£12.83”.

(9) For Table 3 substitute Table 3 in the Schedule.

(10) In paragraph 9(c)—

(a)for “7” substitute “14”;

(b)for “18” substitute “11”.

(11) In paragraph 11(1) for “£75.50” substitute “£78.00”.

(12) In paragraph 11(2) for “£62.50” substitute “£63.00”.

(13) In paragraph 11(3) for “£52.50” substitute “£53.00”.

(14) In paragraph 11(6) for “£10.50” substitute “£11.00”.

(15) In paragraph 12(1) for “£75.50” substitute “£78.00”.

(16) In paragraph 12(2)(b) for “£7.15” substitute “£7.25”.

(17) In paragraph 12(3)(b)—

(a)for “£8.95” substitute “£9.10”;

(b)for “£8.85” substitute “£8.80”.

(18) In paragraph 12(4)(b)—

(a)for “£11.95” substitute “£12.10”;

(b)for “£11.75” substitute “£12.00”.

(19) In paragraph 12(5)(b)—

(a)for “£17.90” substitute “£18.15”;

(b)for “£17.80” substitute “£18.05”.

(20) In paragraph 13(1) for “£62.50” substitute “£63.00”.

(21) In paragraph 13(2)(a) for “£8.45” substitute “£8.75”.

(22) In paragraph 13(2)(b)—

(a)for “£10.60” substitute “£10.95”;

(b)for £10.30” substitute “£10.85”.

(23) In paragraph 13(2)(c)—

(a)for “£14.10” substitute “£14.60”;

(b)for “£14.00” substitute “£14.50”.

(24) In paragraph 13(2)(d)—

(a)for “£21.15” substitute “£21.90”;

(b)for “£21.05” substitute “£21.80”.

(25) In paragraph 14(1) for “£52.50” substitute “£53.00”.

(26) In paragraph 14(2)(a) for “£9.45” substitute “£9.75”.

(27) In paragraph 14(2)(b)—

(a)for “£11.85” substitute “£12.20”;

(b)for “£11.55” substitute “£12.10”.

(28) In paragraph 14(2)(c) for “£15.75” substitute “£16.25”,

(29) In paragraph 14(2)(d)—

(a)for “£23.65” substitute “£24.40”;

(b)for “£23.55” substitute “£24.30”.

(30) In paragraph 15(2)(a) for “£10.45” substitute “£10.80”.

(31) In paragraph 15(2)(b) for “first 7 instalments to be £13.10 and the amount of the final instalment to be £12.80” substitute “8 instalments to be £13.50”.

(32) In paragraph 15(2)(c) for “first 5 of the instalments to be £17.35 and the amount of the final instalment to be £17.45” substitute “6 instalments to be £18.00”.

(33) In paragraph 15(2)(d) for “first 3 instalments to be £26.15 and the amount of the final instalment to be £26.05” substitute “4 instalments to be £27.00”.

(34) In paragraph 16(2)(a) for “£11.85” substitute “£12.20”.

(35) In paragraph 16(2)(b) for “first 7 of the instalments to be £14.85 and the amount of the final instalment to be £14.55” substitute “8 instalments to be £15.25”.

(36) In paragraph 16(2)(c) for “6 instalments to be £19.75” substitute “first 5 instalments to be £20.40 and the amount of the final instalment to be £20.00”.

(37) In paragraph 16(2)(d) for “first 3 instalments to be £29.65 and the amount of the final instalment to be £29.55” substitute “4 instalments to be £30.50”.

(38) In paragraph 17(1) for “£10.50” substitute £11.00”.

(39) In paragraph 17(2)(a) for “£13.65” substitute “£13.95”.

(40) In paragraph 17(2)(b)—

(a)for “£17.10” substitute “£17.45”;

(b)for “£16.80” substitute “£17.35”.

(41) In paragraph 17(2)(c) for “£22.75” substitute “£23.25”.

(42) In paragraph 17(2)(d)—

(a)for “£34.15” substitute “£34.90”;

(b)for “£34.05” substitute “£34.80”.

Amendment of Schedule 3

6.—(1) Schedule 3 (fees for interim TV licences) is amended as follows.

(2) In the Table, in the row relating to Interim TV licence (black and white only) (not in the Channel Islands or the Isle of Man), in the third column for “£4.125” substitute “£4.208”.

(3) In the Table, in the row relating to Interim TV licence (including colour) (not in the Channel Islands or the Isle of Man), in the third column for “£12.25” substitute “£12.542”.

(4) In paragraph 1(5)(b) for “£147.00” substitute “£150.50”.

Amendment of Schedule 5

7.—(1) Schedule 5 (TV licence fees for hotels and hospitality areas and mobile units) is amended as follows.

(2) In paragraph 1, in the definition of “relevant amount”—

(a)in paragraph (a) for “£49.50” substitute “£50.50”;

(b)in paragraph (b) for “£147.00” substitute “£150.50”.

(3) In paragraph 3(1)(a) for “£49.50” substitute “£50.50”.

(4) In paragraph 3(1)(b) for “£147.00” substitute “£150.50”.

Matt Hancock

Secretary of State

Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

20th February 2018

We consent:

Paul Maynard

Andrew Stephenson

Two of the Lords Commissioners of Her Majesty’s Treasury

20th February 2018

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