1 Citation and commencement

These Regulations may be cited as the Wireless Telegraphy (Licence Charges) Regulations 2002 and shall come into force on 26th July 2002.

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Initial Commencement
Specified date

Specified date: 26 July 2002: see above.

2 Revocation

2Revocation

The Regulations set out in Schedule 1 are hereby revoked.

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Initial Commencement
Specified date

Specified date: 26 July 2002: see reg 1.

3 Interpretation

3Interpretation

(1)    In these Regulations—

“the 1949 Act” means the Wireless Telegraphy Act 1949;

“the 1998 Act” means the Wireless Telegraphy Act 1998;

“apparatus” means wireless telegraphy apparatus;

“base station” means a station which facilitates or controls communications between a mobile station and—

(a)    itself;

(b)    another mobile station;

(c)    a fixed mobile station; or

(d)    any telecommunication system,

and in this definition, “telecommunication system” shall be construed in accordance with section 4 of the Telecommunications Act 1984;

“channel” means a part of the radio frequency spectrum intended to be used for a transmission of signals, and defined by—

(a)    two specified frequency limits; or

(b)    by its centre frequency and the associated bandwidth,

or by an indication equivalent to (a) or (b);

“co-channel” means apparatus operating in an identical frequency or channel;

“congested area” and “heavily congested area” means such part of the British Islands considered by the Secretary of State to have respectively congested and heavily congested use of the radio frequency spectrum for a specified class of licence and identified as such in Schedules 3 to 6 hereto as appropriate by reference to the grid squares of the 2nd series of Landranger maps published by the Ordnance Survey, and “non-congested area” shall be construed accordingly;

“cross-polar” means the use of orthogonal polarisation to permit the re-use of identical frequencies or channels in the same area;

“fixed link” means a connection by wireless telegraphy designed for use between two fixed points;

“fixed mobile station” means a control point configured to operate in the manner of a mobile station;

“hub” means a single fixed site connected to more than one fixed out-station via wireless telegraphy links operating in the same frequency bands;

“licence” means a licence granted under section 1 of the 1949 Act;

“licensee” means the person to whom a licence is issued;

“list” has the meaning given by regulation 3(3);

“medium wave broadcasting band” means that part of the radio frequency spectrum between 526.5 kHz and 1606.5 kHz;

“mobile station” means a station (other than a base station) intended to be used while in motion or during halts at unspecified points;

“national channel” means a channel which—

(a)    the licensee is authorised to use throughout England and Wales (whether or not he is also authorised to use it in any other place); and

(b)    is not licensed to be used by any person other than the licensee in any part of England and Wales under a licence granted under section 1 of the 1949 Act,

except that in relation to a National and Regional Private Business Radio Licence or a Scanning Telemetry Licence the territorial extent for the purpose of paragraphs (a) and (b) of this definition is the United Kingdom;

“prescribed sum” has the meaning given by regulation 4(1);

“prescribed time” has the meaning given by regulation 4(2);

“slot” means the smallest unit of the radio frequency spectrum used in the construction of a frequency plan, such that all bands, sub-bands, blocks and channels which are used in such plan are integer multiples of the slot size;

“station” means a station for wireless telegraphy;

“time slot” means a recurring time delimited proportion of a channel within which the transmission must be initiated and completed; and

“VHF broadcasting band” means that part of the radio frequency spectrum between 87.5 MHz and 108.0 MHz.

(2)    Where these Regulations provide for the prescribed sum to be calculated by reference to a number of any of the following things, that is to say, channels for which a particular type of use is authorised, national channels, stations, base stations, mobile stations and fixed links, the number thereof shall be taken to be the number the use of which is authorised by the licence at the time of the issue or renewal of the licence, or the prescribed time, as the case may be.

(3)    In relation to a Transmission of National and Local Radio Broadcasting Services Licence, a reference to the licensee's coverage is a reference to the total population covered by the transmitters which the licensee is authorised to use in the medium wave broadcasting band or the VHF broadcasting band (as the case may be) as specified in the list entitled “Coverage of Independent National and Local Radio Stations” (“the list”) published on 6th November 2000 by the Radiocommunications Agency of the Department of Trade and Industry, and “covered” shall be construed accordingly.

(4)    In relation to a Coastal Station Radio Licence—

(a)    “channels designated for emergency use” means channels 0, 00, 67 and 73 when used solely to assist Her Majesty's Coastguard, and channels 10, 16 and 70 when used solely to assist the Secretary of State with oil pollution control activities; and

(b)    a reference to an international maritime channel means a channel specified in the table in Appendix S18 to the 1998 edition of the Radio Regulations.

(5)    In relation to a Programme Making and Special Events Fixed Site Licence, a Programme Making and Special Events Link Licence, a Programme Making and Special Events Low Power Licence, a UK Wireless Microphone (Annual) Licence and a UK Wireless Microphone (Biennial) Licence—

(a)    “area” in relation to a channel specified in such a licence refers to an area with a population coverage below 2 million individuals;

(b)    “multi use type (1)” in relation to a channel specified in such a licence refers to a maximum of 60 periods with each such period not exceeding 48 hours;

(c)    “multi use type (2)” in relation to a channel specified in such a licence refers to a maximum of 480 periods with each such period not exceeding 48 hours;

(d)    “occasional use” in relation to a channel specified in such a licence refers to a period not exceeding 48 hours;

(e)    “premium case” means a case where at the applicant's request such a licence is granted or varied outside office hours; and for the purposes of this definition “office hours” means 09.00 to 17.00 hours from Monday to Friday other than on a day which is a bank holiday in England and Wales;

(f)    “primary” in relation to a channel specified in such a licence refers to use at any time;

(g)    “programme making” includes the making of a programme for broadcast, the making of a film presentation, advertisement or audio or video tape, and the staging or performance of an entertainment, sporting or other public event;

(h)    “programme sound link” in relation to a channel specified in such a licence refers to a channel used to transmit the material produced in programme making from a fixed transmission station to a fixed receiving station;

(i)    “regional” in relation to a channel specified in such a licence refers to an area with a population coverage of 2 million individuals or more but below 12 million individuals;

(j)    “restricted service programme sound link” in relation to a channel specified in such a licence refers to a channel used to transmit the material produced in programme making from a fixed transmission station to a fixed receiving station where the transmission is for a period not exceeding thirty consecutive days;

(k)    “secondary” in relation to a channel specified in such a licence refers to use when the channel or band is not being used by another licensee under a licence which authorises such use as a primary channel;

(l)    “shared” in relation to a channel specified in such a licence refers to use at the same time as such a channel may be used by a licensee under another licence;

(m)    “transaction charge” means a sum which, when added to the sum that would otherwise be payable, produces the sum of £20;

(n)    “UK” in relation to a channel specified in such a licence refers to use anywhere within the British Islands; and

(o)    “variation” in relation to such a licence refers to the addition of a channel to the channel specified in such licence;

and for the purpose of determining “population coverage” as referred to above, reference shall be made as appropriate to—

(i)    the estimated mid-year resident population for England and Wales for 2000 as shown in the “Office of National Statistics Population Estimates Mid-2000 for England and Wales” published in August 2001;

(ii)    the estimated mid-year resident population for Scotland for 2000 as shown in the “Mid-Year Population Estimates, Scotland” published in June 2001; and

(iii)    the estimated mid-year resident population for Northern Ireland for 2000 as shown in the “Annual Report of the Registrar General for Northern Ireland” published in November 2001.

(6)    In relation to a Network Licence, “network” means a uni- or bi-directional service from any number of earth station terminals to a single geo-stationary orbit satellite transponder transmitting in the earth to space direction.

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Initial Commencement
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Specified date: 26 July 2002: see reg 1.

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4 Licence charges and time of payment

4Licence charges and time of payment

(1)    Subject to paragraphs (3) to (5) of this regulation and to regulations 5 and 7, the sum which is to be paid to the Secretary of State by the licensee under section 1 of the 1998 Act—

(a)    on the issue or renewal of the licence; and

(b)    at such times thereafter (if any) as are prescribed times in relation to licences of that class, shall be, in relation to licences of a class listed in Schedule 2—

(i)    the fixed sum specified; or

(ii)    the variable sum determined in accordance with the criteria specified,

in respect of issue, or renewal of or, as the case may be, the prescribed time, for the licences of that class in the said Schedule (“the prescribed sum”).

(2)    Subject to paragraph (3), where an interval of time for payment is specified in Schedule 2 in relation to any class of licence therein listed, the time at which the prescribed sum is to be paid to the Secretary of State under section 1 of the 1998 Act (“the prescribed time”) shall be the first day after expiry of each successive interval of time (the first interval having begun with the date of issue or renewal as the case may be), such day not being a time at which the licence falls to be renewed.

(3)    Subject to the provisions in Schedule 2 relating to a Programme Making and Special Events Fixed Site Licence, a Programme Making and Special Events Link Licence, a Programme Making and a Special Events Low Power Licence, where a licence granted under section 1 of the 1949 Act is issued or renewed (as the case may be) for a period less than a year, the sum payable shall be such sum as represents one-twelfth of the prescribed sum multiplied by the number of complete and part-complete calendar months to the next anniversary of the issue or renewal of the licence, and the prescribed time in respect of such licence shall be determined accordingly.

(4)    The sum payable in accordance with paragraph (3) shall not be less than £20 (except in relation to a Permanent Earth Station Licence when the said sum shall not be less than £175), and where such sum represents a fraction of a whole pound sterling then such sum shall be rounded up to the nearest pound sterling.

(5)    Paragraph (3) shall only apply to a licence in respect of which the fee otherwise payable for such licence is greater than £75 per annum.

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Initial Commencement
Specified date

Specified date: 26 July 2002: see reg 1.

5 Concessionary licence charges

5Concessionary licence charges

(1)    This regulation applies where a relevant licence is granted to an applicant, or held by a licensee, which—

(a)    is a charity; and

(b)    has as its object the safety of human life in an emergency, such applicant or licensee being hereinafter referred to as “a qualifying charity”.

(2)    The sum to be paid by a qualifying charity to the Secretary of State under section 1 of the 1998 Act on the issue or renewal of a relevant licence, and at each of the prescribed times (if any), shall be one half of the prescribed sum. Where the sum so payable to the Secretary of State represents a fraction of a whole pound sterling then the sum payable by the qualifying charity shall be rounded up to the nearest whole pound sterling.

(3)    In this regulation—

“charity” means a person who—

(a)    being subject to the laws of England and Wales, or Scotland, or Northern Ireland, is a charity within the meaning of section 506(1) of the Income and Corporation Taxes Act 1988;

(b)    being subject to the laws of the Isle of Man, is registered as a charity under the Charities Registration Act 1989;

(c)    being subject to the laws of Guernsey, is a member for the time being of the Association of Guernsey Charities; or

(d)    being subject to the laws of Jersey, is a member for the time being of the Association of Jersey Charities; and

“relevant licence” means a licence of one of the following classes—

(i)    Coastal Station Radio;

(ii)    Commercial (5-Year) Ship Radio;

(iii)    Differential Global Positioning System;

(iv)    Maritime Navigational Aids and Radar;

(v)    National and Regional Private Business Radio;

(vi)    On-Site Private Business Radio for Hospital Paging and Emergency Speech Systems;

(vii)    On-Site Private Business Radio for Local Communications Systems;

(viii)    On-Site Private Business Radio for One-Way Paging and Speech Systems;

(ix)    On-Site Private Business Radio for Speech and Data Systems;

(x)    Private Business Radio IR2008 Data;

(xi)    Private Business Radio UK General;

(xii)    Private Mobile Radio (Standard);

(xiii)    Self-Select Private Business Radio;

(xiv)    Ship Portable Radio;

(xv)    Ship Radio;

(xvi)    Wide Area Private Business Radio for Distress Alarm Systems;

(xvii)    Wide Area Private Business Radio for One-Way Paging and Speech Systems; and

(xviii)    Wide Area Private Business Radio for Speech and Data Systems.

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Initial Commencement
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Specified date: 26 July 2002: see reg 1.

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6 Other licence charges

6Other licence charges

(1)    Subject to paragraph (2), there is hereby authorised, in such cases as are not otherwise dealt with by these Regulations or any other regulations for the time being in force under section 1 of the 1998 Act, the charge by the Secretary of State of such sums, whether on the issue or renewal of the licence or subsequently, as may in the particular case appear to her to be proper.

(2)    Paragraph (1) shall not apply to licences of any class wholly or mainly intended to meet the needs of persons desiring to use, in a private dwelling house and without making any charge to other persons, apparatus not designed or adapted for emission (as opposed to reception).

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Initial Commencement
Specified date

Specified date: 26 July 2002: see reg 1.

7 Application

7Application

Nothing in regulation 4 or Schedule 2 shall apply to a Transmission of National and Local Radio Broadcasting Services Licence where the licensee's coverage is not specified in the list.

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Specified date: 26 July 2002: see reg 1.

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Signature

Stephen Timms,

Minister of State for E-Commerce and Competitiveness,

Department of Trade and Industry

2nd July 2002

SCHEDULE 1 Revocations

SCHEDULE 1Revocations Regulation 2
(1)
Regulations Revoked
(2)
References
The Wireless Telegraphy (Licence Charges) Regulations 1999SI 1999/1774
The Wireless Telegraphy (Licence Charges) (Amendment) Regulations 1999SI 1999/3243
The Wireless Telegraphy (Licence Charges) (Amendment) Regulations 2000SI 2000/1678
The Wireless Telegraphy (Licence Charges) (Amendment) Regulations 2001SI 2001/2265
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Specified date: 26 July 2002: see reg 1.

SCHEDULE 2

SCHEDULE 2 Regulation 4
Class of licenceThe prescribed sum in respect of the issue or renewal of the licence and in respect of the prescribed time:The prescribed time:
Fixed SumsVariable SumsInterval of time for payment
Aeronautical
Aeronautical Ground Station (Air Traffic/ Ground Movement Control)£150 Yearly
Aeronautical Ground Station (Airfield Flight Information Service)£100 Yearly
Aeronautical Ground Station (Operations Control)£250 Yearly
Aeronautical Ground Station (General Aviation)£25 Yearly
Aeronautical Navigational Aids and Radar £20 for each navigational aid or radar stationYearly
Aircraft £20 for each aircraft which has an approved maximum take-off weight of not more than 3,200 kgYearly
£150 for each aircraft which has an approved maximum take-off weight of more than 3,200 kg but not more than 14,000 kg, provided that in the case of an aircraft which has recorded not more than 100 flying hours in each of the two years immediately preceding the issue of the licence the prescribed sum shall be £20
£350 for each aircraft which has an approved maximum take-off weight of more than 14,000 kg, provided that in the case of an aircraft which has recorded not more than 100 flying hours in each of the two years immediately preceding the issue of the licence the prescribed sum shall be £20
Aircraft (Transportable)£15 None
Amateur and Citizens' Band
Amateur Radio £15 per person aged 21 years or over; no charge for persons aged under 21 years or aged 75 years or overYearly
Citizens' Band Radio £15 per person aged 21 years or over; no charge for persons aged under 21 years or aged 75 years or overYearly
Broadcasting
Restricted Radio Services For each medium wave broadcasting band frequency—£15 per day
Transmission (Class A—Freely Radiating) For each VHF broadcasting band frequency—£25 per day where the power of transmission does not exceed 1 W erp
Restricted Radio Services £40 per day where the power of transmission exceeds 1 W erpNone
Transmission (Class A—Freely Radiating)
Restricted Radio Services £100 per channelYearly
Transmission (Class B—Radiating Cable)
Restricted Radio Services £100 per channelYearly
Transmission (Class C—Freely Radiating Very Low Power)
Transmission of National and Local Radio Broadcasting Services Any number of transmitters in the medium wave broadcasting band—Yearly
coverage of less than 100,000 people—£226
coverage of 100,000 people or more—£339 per complete 100,000 people covered, any final group of less than 100,000 people being disregarded
Any number of transmitters in the VHF broadcasting band—
coverage of less than 100,000 people—£339
coverage of 100,000 people or more—£509 per complete 100,000 people covered, any final group of less than 100,000 people being disregarded
Fixed Links
Point to Multi-point Services 31.00 to 31.80 GHz On issue of the licence and on each anniversary of the issue of the licence—Yearly
£720 for each hub with a bandwidth not exceeding 56 MHz
£885 for each hub with a bandwidth not exceeding 140 MHz
£1,030 for each hub with a bandwidth not exceeding 250 MHz
£1,155 for each hub with a bandwidth not exceeding 308 MHz
On the addition of each hub to the licence after the issue or renewal of the licence, such sum as represents one-twelfth of the prescribed sum on the issue or renewal of the licence, as the case may be, multiplied by the number of complete calendar months from the addition of the hub to the next anniversary of the issue of the licence
Point to Point Fixed Links For each co-ordinated bi-directional fixed link—Yearly
On issue of the licence and on each anniversary of the issue of the licence, the appropriate sum payable in accordance with Schedule 3 as determined by the frequency band, limits of the bandwidth per fixed link, the minimum data bit rate (having regard to the utilisation of spectrally efficient technology) and whether the fixed link is located in a congested or non-congested area, provided that 50 per cent of this sum is payable on the addition to the licence after the issue or renewal of the licence of a second link where the two links are operating co-channel and cross-polar
For each uni-directional fixed link—Yearly
75 per cent of the above prescribed sum for the co-ordinated bi-directional fixed linkYearly
On the addition of a co-ordinated bi-directional or uni-directional fixed link to the licence after the issue or renewal of the licence, such sum as represents one-twelfth of the prescribed sum on the issue or renewal of the licence, as the case may be, multiplied by the number of complete calendar months from the addition of the link to the next anniversary of the issue of the licenceYearly
For each temporary co-ordinated bi-directional or uni-directional fixed link, the above prescribed sum on issue of the licenceNone
Scanning Telemetry For each channel used at a base station which is not subject to national channel arrangements—£410Yearly
For each 2 x 12.5 kHz national channel—£7,920Yearly
Un-co-ordinated Links £50 for each 58 GHz fixed linkYearly
Maritime
Coastal Station Radio £75 per base station in respect of channels M (157.850 MHz), M2 (161.425 MHz) and channel 80 (157.025 MHz)Yearly
For each base station, £100 per international maritime channel (except channel 80), provided that channels designated for emergency use shall not be taken into accountYearly
For each base station (including associated mobile stations), £180 per channel in respect of non-international maritime channelsYearly
Coastal Station Radio (Fixed Platform)£250 Yearly
Coastal Station Radio (Training School)£50 Yearly
Commercial (5–Year) Ship£80 Five-yearly
Differential Global Positioning System For each VHF station, £250 per channelYearly
For each MF or UHF station, £1,000 per channelYearly
Maritime Navigational Aids and Radar For each navigational aid or radar station, £40 per frequencyYearly
Maritime Radio (Suppliers and Demonstration)£50 Yearly
Ship Portable Radio£15 Yearly
Ship Radio£20 Yearly
Private Business Radio
National and Regional Private Business Radio For each 2 x 12.5 kHz national channel—Yearly
£9,900 in respect of a channel in the VHF High Band, UHF Band I or UHF Band II in the United Kingdom
£8,250 in respect of a channel in any other frequency band in the United Kingdom
For each 2 x 12.5 kHz regional channel—
£6,435 in respect of a channel in the VHF High Band, UHF Band I or UHF Band II in England
£5,363 in respect of a channel in any other frequency band in England
£990 in respect of a channel in the VHF High Band, UHF Band I or UHF Band II in Wales
£825 in respect of a channel in any other frequency band in Wales
£1,485 in respect of a channel in the VHF High Band, UHF Band I or UHF Band II in Scotland
£1,237 in respect of a channel in any other frequency band in Scotland
£990 in respect of a channel in the VHF High Band, UHF Band I or UHF Band II in Northern Ireland
£825 in respect of a channel in any other frequency band in Northern Ireland
Provided that—
50 per cent of the prescribed sum is payable in respect of each 1 x 12.5 kHz channel
50 per cent of the prescribed sum is payable in respect of each of 2 x 6.25 kHz or less
200 per cent of the prescribed sum is payable in respect of each 2 x 25 kHz channel
Provided further that where the Secretary of State is satisfied that technologies associated with the use of the channel complies with section 2(2)(c)(i) of the 1998 Act
—20% of the amount due is payable on the issue of the licence
—40% of the amount due is payable on the first anniversary of the issue of the licence
—60% of the amount due is payable on the second anniversary of the issue of the licence
—80% of the amount due is payable on the third anniversary of the issue of the licence
—the full amount due is payable on the fourth and each subsequent anniversary of the issue of the licence
On-Site Private Business Radio for Hospital Paging and Emergency Speech Systems £150 for each channel per siteThree-yearly
On-Site Private Business Radio for Local Communications Systems For each channel per site, the following sums depending on whether use of the channel is being licensed in a heavily congested area designated in Schedule 4—Yearly
channel per site in a heavily congested area—£200
channel per site in a congested area—£100
channel per site in a non-congested area—£75
On-Site Private Business Radio for One-Way Paging and Speech Systems £75 for each channel per siteThree-yearly
On-Site Private Business Radio for Speech and Data Systems For each 2 x 12.5 kHz channel or for each channel of x 12.5 kHz or less per site in the VHF High Band, UHF Band I or UHF Band II, the following sums depending on whether use of the channel is being licensed in a heavily congested, congested or non-congested area designated in Schedule 4—
channel per site in a heavily congested area—£200
channel per site in a congested area—£100
channel per site in a non-congested area—£75
For each 2 x 12.5 kHz channel or for each channel of 1 x 12.5 kHz or less per site in any other band, the sum applying in respect of a channel per site in a non-congested area
Private Business Radio IR 2008 Data For each 12.5 kHz channel per site in the VHF High Band, UHF Band I or UHF Band II the following sums per 250 millisecond or 500 millisecond time slot depending on whether use of the channel is being licensed in a heavily congested, congested, or non-congested area designated in Schedule 6—Yearly
per mobile station transmit frequency time slot in a heavily congested area—£100
per base station transmit frequency time slot in a heavily congested area—£100
per mobile station transmit frequency time slot in a congested area—£50
per base station transmit frequency time slot in a congested area—£50
per mobile station transmit frequency time slot in a non-congested area—£25
per base station transmit frequency time slot in a non-congested area—£25
For each 12.5 kHz channel per site in any other band, the sum per 250 millisecond or 500 millisecond time slot applying in respect of a channel per site in a non-congested area
Private Business Radio Suppliers£200 Yearly
Private Business Radio UK General£60 Three-yearly
Private Mobile Radio Road Construction£2,000 Yearly
Private Mobile Radio (Standard) For channels apart from 6.25 kHz channels—Yearly
£140 for up to 10 mobile stations
£250 for 11–25 mobile stations
£500 for 26–60 mobile stations
£1,000 for 61–100 mobile stations
£1,750 for 101–200 mobile stations
£3,500 for 201–500 mobile stations
£7,000 for 501–1,000 mobile stations
For more than 1,000 mobile stations—
£7,000 for the first 1,000 plus £5,000 for each successive group of 500 and £5,000 for any final group of less than 500
For 6.25 kHz channels 50 per cent of the prescribed sum for other channels
Self-Select Private Business Radio £50 for each one-way paging system siteThree-yearly
Wide Area Private Business Radio for Distress Alarm Systems For each 12.5 kHz channel per site, the following sums depending on whether use of the channel is being licensed in a heavily congested, congested or non-congested area designated in Schedule 5—Yearly
channel per site in a heavily congested area—£100
channel per site in a congested area—£75
channel per site in a non-congested area—£75
Wide Area Private Business Radio for One-Way Paging and Speech Systems For each 25kHz channel per site, the following sums depend on whether use of the channel is being licensed in a heavily congested, congested or non-congested area designated in Schedule 5—Yearly
channel per site in a heavily congested area—£200
channel per site in a congested area—£100
channel per site in a non-congested area—£75
Wide Area Private Business Radio for Speech and Data Systems For each 2 x 12.5 kHz channel in the VHF High Band, UHF Band I or UHF Band II, the appropriate sum payable in accordance with Part I of Schedule 5 as determined by whether use of the channel is being licensed in a heavily congested, congested or non-congested area designated in Part II and having regard to the number of mobile stations per channel in use specified in Part III of that ScheduleYearly
For each 2 x 12.5 kHz channel in any other band, the sum applying in respect of a channel licensed in a non-congested area
Provided that—
50 per cent of the prescribed sum is payable in respect of each 1 x 12.5 kHz channel
50 per cent of the prescribed sum is payable in respect of each channel of 2 x 6.25 kHz or less
200 per cent of the prescribed sum is payable in respect of each 2 x 25 kHz channel
the sum payable in relation to this class of licence shall not be less than £75
Programme Making and Special Events
Programme Making and Special Events Fixed Site For the issue of a licence, in a premium case, £55 plus the following supplemental sum:None, save in relation to the sum which is to be paid upon the variation of a licence, where the prescribed time is the time of such variation
For the single channel talk-back or radio microphone for specific sites—
£20 per channel per site
For multi-channel talk-back or radio microphone, or wideband channel for specific sites—
£80 per multi-channel or wideband channel per site
For the variation of a licence, in a premium case, £55 plus the following supplemental sum:
For the variation of a licence by adding an occasional use channel or a restricted service programme sound link channel, the sum payable on issue in respect of such channel, and for any other variation of a licence, such sum as represents one-twelfth of the supplemental sum payable for the issue of a licence for the type of channel to which the additional channel belongs multiplied by the number of complete and part-complete calendar months from the addition of the channel to the next anniversary of the issue of the licence
Provided that for a variation of a licence where the aggregate sum payable would otherwise be less than £20, a transaction charge
Programme Making and Special Events Link For the issue of a licence, in a premium case, £55 plus the following supplemental sum:None, save in relation to the sum which is to be paid upon the variation of a licence, where the prescribed time is the time of such variation
In any case other than a premium case, where the aggregate sum payable on the issue of a licence would otherwise be less than £20, a transaction charge, plus—
For occasional use:
i £2 per channel of 12.5 kHz in the band 26–65 MHz
£6 per channel of 12.5 kHz in the band 65–470 MHz
£2 per channel of the 12.5 kHz in the band 470–1,000 MHz
a £12 per channel (not being a telemetry or telecommand channel) of 0.5 MHz in the band 1–2 GHz
£12 per telemetry or telecommand channel of 5MHz in the band 1–2 GHz
£20 per channel of 5 MHz in the band 2–5 GHz
£12 per channel of 5 MHz in the band 5–8 GHz
£6 per channel of 5 MHz in the band 8–20 GHz
£4 per channel of 5 MHz in the band 20–40 GHz
£2 per channel of 5 MHz in the band above 40 GHz
For multi use type (1) channels:None, save in relation to the sum which is to be paid upon the variation of a licence, where the prescribed time is the time of such variation
£120 per channel of 12.5 kHz in the band 26-65 MHz
£360 per channel of 12.5 kHz in the band 65-470 MHz
£120 per channel of 12.5 kHz in the band 470-1,000 MHz
£720 per channel of 0.5 MHz in the band 1-2 GHz
£1,200 per channel of 5 MHz in the band 2-5 GHz
£720 per channel of 5 MHz in the band 5-8 GHz
£360 per channel of 5 MHz in the band 8-20 GHz
£240 per channel of 5 MHz in the band 20-40 GHz
£120 per channel of 5 MHz in the band above 40 GHz
For multi use type (2) channels:
£120 per channel of 12.5 kHz in the band 26-65 MHz
£360 per channel of 12.5 kHz in the band 65-470 MHz
£120 per channel of 12.5 kHz in the band 470-1,000 MHz
£720 per channel of 0.5 MHz in the band 1-2 GHz
£1,200 per channel of 5 MHz in the band 2-5 GHz
£720 per channel of 5 MHz in the band 5-8 GHz
£360 per channel of 5 MHz in the band 8-20 GHz
£240 per channel of 5 MHz in the band 20-40 GHz
£120 per channel of 5 MHz in the band above 40 GHz
For primary regional channels:
£60 per channel of 12.5 kHz in the band 26-65 MHz
£180 per channel of 12.5 kHz in the band 65-470 MHz
£60 per channel of 12.5 in the band 470-1,000 MHz
£360 per channel of 0.5 MHz in the band 1-2 GHz
£600 per channel of 5MHz in the band 2-5 GHz
£360 per channel of 5MHz in the band 5-8 GHz
£180 per channel of 5 MHz in the band 8-20 GHz
£120 per channel of 5 MHz in the band 20-40 GHz
£60 per channel of 5 MHz in the band above 40 GHz
For secondary regional channels and primary area channels:None, save in relation to the sum which is to be paid upon the variation of a licence, where the prescribed time is the time of such variation
£24 per channel of 12.5 kHz in the band 26-65 MHz
£72 per channel of 12.5 kHz in the band 65-470 MHz
£24 per channel of 12.5 kHz in the band 470-1,000 MHz
£144 per channel of 0.5 MHz in the band 1-2 GHz
£240 per channel of 5 MHz in the band 2-5 GHz
£144 per channel of 5 MHz in the band 5-8 GHz
£72 per channel of 5 MHz in the band 8-20 GHz
£48 per channel of 5 MHz in the band 20-40 GHz
£24 per channel of 5 MHz in the band above 40 GHz
For programme sound link use:None, save in relation to the sum which is to be paid upon the variation of a licence, where the prescribed time is the time of such variation
£36 per channel of 12.5 kHz in the band 26-65 MHz
For restricted service programme sound link use:
£10 per channel of 12.5 kHz in the band 26-65 MHz
£30 per channel of 12.5 kHz in the band 65-470 MHz
£10 per channel of 12.5 kHz in the band 470-1,000 MHz
For the variation of a licence, in a premium case, £55 plus the following supplemental sum:
For the variation of a licence by adding an occasional use channel or a restricted service programme sound link channel, the sum payable on issue in respect of such channel, and for any other variation of a licence, such sum as represents one-twelfth of the supplemental sum payable for the issue of a licence for the type of channel to which the additional channel belongs multiplied by the number of complete and part-complete calendar months from the addition of the channel to the next anniversary of the issue of the licence
Provided that for a variation of a licence where the aggregate sum payable would otherwise be less than £20, a transaction charge
Programme Making and Special Events Low Power For the issue of a licence, in a premium case, £55 plus the following supplemental sum:None, save in relation to the sum which is to be paid upon the variation of a licence, where the prescribed time is the time of such variation
In any case other than a premium case, where the aggregate sum payable on the issue of a licence would otherwise be less than £20, a transaction charge, plus—
For a single channel radio microphone—
£8 per occasional use channel
£480 per multi use type (1) channel
£480 per multi use type (2) channel
£960 per primary UK channel
£240 per primary regional channel
£96 per primary area channel
£384 per secondary UK channel
£96 per secondary regional channel
£48 per secondary area channel
Multi-channel radio microphone, or single wideband channel—
£40 per occasional use multi-channel or wideband channel
£2,400 per request multi-channel or wideband channel
£160 per shared UK multi-channel or wideband channel
For the variation of a licence, in a premium case, £55 plus the following supplemental sum:None, Save in relation to the sum which is to be paid upon the variation of a licence, where the prescribed time is the time of such variation
For the variation of a licence by adding an occasional use channel or a restricted service programme sound link channel, the sum payable on issue in respect of such channel, and for any other variation of a licence, such sum as represents one-twelfth of the supplemental sum payable for the issue of a licence for the type of channel to which the additional channel belongs multiplied by the number of complete and part-complete calendar months from the addition of the channel to the next anniversary of the issue of the licence
Provided that for a variation of a licence where the aggregate sum payable would otherwise be less than £20, a transaction charge
UK Wireless Microphone (Annual) £75 per shared UK Multi-channel or wideband channelYearly
UK Wireless Microphone (Biennial) £135 per shared UK Multi-channel or wideband channelTwo-yearly
Public Wireless Networks
Channel Islands and Isle of Man Cellular Telephone Operator £320 for each 2 x 200 kHz (digital) channelYearly
Common Base Station Operator
—Bands other than the bands specified below For each 2 x 12.5 kHz channel designated for use within the defined coverage area of the licensed common base station service, the following sums depending on whether use of the channel is being licensed in a heavily congested, congested or non-congested area designated in Schedule 7—Yearly
channel in a heavily congested area—£1,630
channel in a congested area—£815
channel in a non-congested area—£407
—VHF Low Band For each 2 x 12.5 kHz channel designated for use within the defined coverage area of the licensed common base station service—£407Yearly
—VHF Mid Band and VHF High Band For each 2 x 12.5 kHz channel for common base station assignments on designated downgraded channels shared with wide area private business radio systems, the following sums depending on whether use of the channel is being licensed in a heavily congested, congested or non-congested area designated in Schedule 7—Yearly
channel in a heavily congested area—£1,141
channel in a congested area—£570
channel in a non-congested area—£285
—Band I and Sub-band I of Band III For each 2 x 12.5 kHz channel designated for use within the 55-67 MHz and 171-191 MHz bands, on issue—£103Yearly
Thereafter:
—on the first anniversary of the issue of the licence—£206
—on the second anniversary of the issue of the licence—£309
—on the third anniversary of the issue of the licence—£412
—on the fourth anniversary of the issue of the licence—£618
—on the fifth and each subsequent anniversary of the issue of the licence—£824
—Sub-band III of Band III For each 2 x 12.5 kHz channel designated for use within the 209-215 MHz band, on issue—£412Yearly
Thereafter:
—on the first anniversary of the issue of the licence—£516
—on the second anniversary of the issue of the licence—£618
—on the third anniversary of the issue of the licence—£722
—on the fourth and each subsequent anniversary of the issue of the licence—£824
Fixed Wireless Access
—2.0-2.2 GHz For each base station in the 2.0-2.2 GHz band—£150Yearly
—2.4-2.5 GHz For each base station in the 2.4-2.5 GHz band—£75
—3.6-4.2 GHz For each 1 MHz slot, where co-ordination is required with satellite earth stations:Yearly
—on the second anniversary of the issue of the licence—£12, 654
—on the third anniversary of the issue of the licence—£16,872
—on the fourth anniversary of the issue of the licence—£25,308
—on the fifth and each subsequent anniversary of the issue of the licence—£33,744
For each 1 MHz slot, where co-ordination is required with satellite earth stations and fixed links:
on the second anniversary of the issue of the licence—£3,339
—on the third anniversary of the issue of the licence—£4,452
—on the fourth anniversary of the issue of the licence—£6,678
on the fifth and each subsequent anniversary of the issue of the licence—£8,904
—10.195-10.225 GHz paired with 10.545-10.575 GHz For each 1 MHz slot: Yearly
on the second anniversary of the issue of the licence—£10,125
—on the third anniversary of the issue of the licence—£13,500
—on the fourth anniversary of the issue of the licence—£20, 250
—on the fifth and each subsequent anniversary of the issue of the licence—£27,000
Public Access Cordless Telephony£100 Yearly
Public Mobile Operator
—105-170 MHz For each national 1 x 25 kHz channel—£9,900Yearly
—450-470 MHz For each regional 1 x 25 kHz channel—£1,980
—870-871 MHz (for public wide area paging)
—105-165 MHz For each national 2 x 12.5 kHz channel in the 105-165 MHz band—£9,900Yearly
—174-208 MHz For each national 2 x 12.5 kHz channel in the 174-208 MHz band—£7,920Yearly
—420-450 MHz For each national 2 x 12.5 kHz channel in the 420-450 MHz band—£7,920Yearly
—450-470 MHz (for public mobile data, non-voice only operation) For each national 2 x 12.5 kHz channel in the 450-470 MHz band—£9,900Yearly
—174-225 MHz paired with 866-868 MHz (for CDMA Spread Spectrum Data/ Asset Tracking Systems) For each national 1 x 25 kHz channel designated for use in the 174-255 MHz band—£9,900Yearly
Plus the following supplemental sums in respect of the full 2 MHz use of the 866-868 MHz band, on issue—£100,000
Thereafter:
—on the first anniversary of the issue of the licence—£175,000
—on the second and each subsequent anniversary of the issue of the licence—£396,000
—174-208 MHz (for public access mobile radio) For each national 2 x 12.5 kHz channel—£5,544Yearly
For each regional channel subject to a maximum of £3,000 where the same channel is licensed to the same licensee in more than one location—£1,109
—410-430 MHz (for digital TETRA2 public access mobile radio) For each national 2 x 25 kHz channel: Yearly
—until the fifth anniversary of the issue of the licence—£8,315
on the sixth and each subsequent anniversary of the issue of the licence—£11,090
—872-876 MHz For each national 2 x 200 kHz channel, on issue—£19,800Yearly
—917-921 MHz (for digital TETRA2 public access mobile radio) Thereafter:
—on the first anniversary of the issue of the licence—£39,600
—on the second anniversary of the issue of the licence—£59,400
—on the third anniversary of the issue of the licence—£79,200
—on the fourth anniversary of the issue of the licence—£118,800
—on the fifth and each subsequent anniversary of the issue of the licence—£158,400
—880.0-960.0 MHz For each 2 x 200 kHz (digital) channel—£142,560Yearly
—1710.0-1721.7 MHz—1805.0-1816.7 MHz (for cellular radiotelephones) For each 2 x 200 kHz (digital) channel—£110,880Yearly
—1721.7-1785.0 MHz—1816.7-1880.0 MHz (for digital cellular PCN radiotelephones) For each 2 x 200 kHz (digital) channel—£110,880Yearly
Remote Meter Reading Operator Yearly
—183.5-184.5 MHz For each exclusive national 200 kHz channel—£80,000
For the shared 200 kHz channel, nationally—£8,000
For the shared 200 kHz channel, regionally—£1,600
For the shared 25 kHz channel, nationally—£1,000
For the shared 25kHz channel, regionally—£200
Satellite Services
Network For each network operating in the 14.0-14.25 GHz, 14.25-14.5 GHz and 29.5-30.0 GHz bands, the appropriate sum calculated in accordance with the algorithm set out in Part II of Schedule 8Yearly
Permanent Earth Station For each site (the area contained within a circle of a radius of 500 metres centred on a point defined by the licensee), the appropriate sum calculated in accordance with the algorithm set out in Part III of Schedule 8 and taking into account the appropriate Modifier Value referred to in the table set out in Part IV of that Schedule (which is based on the exclusivity of the radio frequency spectrum occupied by the licensee) Yearly
Transportable Earth Station For each station operating in the 14.0 to 14.5 GHz band, the appropriate sum payable in accordance with Part V of Schedule 8 as determined by the power and bandwidth of the networkYearly
Science and Technology
Unspecified Temporary Radio Use £50 for each channel per location each monthNone
Unspecified Operational radio Use £100 for each channel per location Yearly
Testing and Development £50 per station or apparatus per locationYearly
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Specified date: 26 July 2002: see reg 1.

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SCHEDULE 4 Heavily Congested and Congested Areas for On-Site Private Business Radio Licence

SCHEDULE 4Heavily Congested and Congested Areas for On-Site Private Business Radio Licence Schedule 2
Designation of areaNational Grid References for 10km x 10km areas
Heavily congestedTQ 200700; TQ 200800; TQ 300700; TQ 300800
CongestedTQ 100700; TQ 100800; TQ 200900; TQ 300900; TQ 400700; TQ 400800
NOTES
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Specified date: 26 July 2002: see reg 1.

SCHEDULE 6 Heavily Congested and Congested Areas for Private Business Radio IR2008 Data Licence

SCHEDULE 6Heavily Congested and Congested Areas for Private Business Radio IR2008 Data Licence Schedule 2
Designation of areaNational Grid References for 10km x 10km areas
Heavily congestedTQ 200700; TQ 200800; TQ 300700; TQ 300800
CongestedTQ 100700; TQ 100800; TQ 200900; TQ 300900; TQ 400700; TQ 400800
NOTES
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Specified date: 26 July 2002: see reg 1.

SCHEDULE 7 Heavily Congested, Congested And Non-Congested Areas For Common Base Station Operator Licence

SCHEDULE 7Heavily Congested, Congested And Non-Congested Areas For Common Base Station Operator Licence Schedule 2
Designation of AreaNational Grid References for 10km x 10 km areas
Heavily CongestedTQ 000 500TQ 100 500TQ 200 500TQ 300 500TQ 400 500TQ 500 600
TQ 000 600TQ 100 600TQ 200 600TQ 300 600TQ 400 600TQ 500 700
TQ 000 700TQ 100 700TQ 200 700TQ 300 700TQ 400 700TQ 500 800
TQ 000 800TQ 100 800TQ 200 800TQ 300 800TQ 400 800TQ 500 900
TQ 000 900TQ 100 900TQ 200 900TQ 300 900TQ 400 900
CongestedNX 300 000NX 400 000
SC 100 600SC 200 600 SC 300 600SC 200 700SC 300 700SC 400 700
SC 200 800SC 300 800SC 400 800SC 300 900SC 400 900
SD 200 000SD 300 000SD 400 000SD 500 000SD 600 000SD 700 000
SD 800 000SD 900 000SD 200 100SD 300 100SD 400 100SD 500 100
SD 600 100SD 700 100SD 800 100SD 900 100
SE 000 000SD 000 100
SH 600 600SH 700 600SH 800 600SH 900 600SH 600 700SH 700 700
SH 800 700SH 900 700SH 600 800SH 700 800SH 800 800
SJ 000 000SJ 400 000SJ 500 000SJ 600 000 SJ 700 000SJ 800 000
SJ 900 000SJ 400 100SJ 500 100SJ 600 100 SJ 700 100SJ 800 100
SJ 900 100SJ 200 200SJ 300 200SJ 400 200SJ 500 200SJ 600 200
SJ 700 200SJ 800 200SJ 900 200SJ 000 300SJ 100 300SJ 200 300
SJ 300 300SJ 400 300 SJ 500 300SJ 600 300SJ 700 300SJ 800 300
SJ 900 300SJ 000 400SJ 100 400SJ 200 400SJ 300 400SJ 400 400
SJ 500 400SJ 600 400SJ 700 400SJ 800 400SJ 900 400SJ 000 500
SJ 100 500SJ 200 500SJ 300 500SJ 400 500SJ 500 500SJ 600 500
SJ 700 500SJ 800 500SJ 900 500SJ 000 600SJ 100 600SJ 200 600
SJ 300 600SJ 400 600 SJ 500 600SJ 600 600SJ 700 600SJ 800 600
SJ 900 600SJ 000 700SJ 100 700SJ 200 700SJ 300 700SJ 400 700
SJ 500 700SJ 600 700SJ 700 700SJ 800 700SJ 900 700SJ 000 800
SJ 100 800SJ 200 800SJ 300 800SJ 400 800SJ 500 800SJ 600 800
SJ 700 800SJ 800 800SJ 900 800SJ 200 900SJ 300 900SJ 400 900
SJ 500 900SJ 600 900SJ 700 900SJ 800 900SJ 900 900
SK 000 000SK 100 000SK 200 000SK 300 000SK 400 000SK 500 000
SK 600 000SK 000 100SK 100 100SK 200 100SK 300 100SK 400 100
SK 500 100SK 000 200SK 100 200SK 200 200SK 300 200SK 400 200
SK 500 200SK 000 300SK 100 300SK 200 300SK 300 300SK 400 300
SK 000 400SK 100 400SK 200 400SK 300 400SK 000 500SK 100 500
SK 200 500SK 300 500SK 000 600SK 100 600SK 200 600SK 000 700
SK 100 700SK 000 800SK 100 800SK 000 900
SO 600 400SO 700 400SO 800 400SO 900 400SO 600 500SO 700 500
SO 800 500SO 900 500SO 500 600SO 600 600SO 700 600SO 800 600
SO 900 600SO 500 700SO 600 700SO 700 700SO 800 700 SO 900 700
SO 500 800SO 600 800SO 700 800 SO 800 800SO 900 800SO 400 500
SO 500 900SO 600 900SO 700 900SO 800 900SO 900 900
SP 100 000SP 200 000SP 300 000SP 400 000SP 500 000SP 600 000
SP 700 000SP 800 000SP 900 000SP 000 100SP 100 100SP 200 100
SP 300 100SP 400 100SP 500 100SP 600 100SP 700 100SP 800 100
SP 900 100SP 000 200SP 100 200SP 200 200SP 300 200SP 400 200
SP 500 200SP 600 200SP 700 200SP 800 200SP 900 200SP 000 300
SP 100 300SP 200 300SP 300 300SP 400 300SP 500 300SP 600 300
SP 700 300SP 800 300SP 900 300SP 000 400SP 100 400SP 200 400
SP 300 400SP 400 400SP 500 400SP 600 400SP 700 400SP 800 400
SP 900 400SP 000 500SP 100 500SP 200 500SP 300 500SP 400 500
SP 500 500SP 600 500SP 700 500SP 800 500SP 900 500SP 000 600
SP 100 600SP 200 600SP 300 600SP 400 600SP 500 600SP 600 600
SP 700 600SP 800 600SP 000 700SP 100 700SP 200 700SP 300 700
SP 400 700SP 500 700 SP 600 700SP 700 700SP 800 700SP 000 800
SP 100 800SP 200 800SP 300 800SP 400 800SP 500 800SP 600 800
SP 700 800SP 000 900 SP 100 900SP 200 900 SP 300 900SP 400 900
SP 500 900SP 600 900
SU 300 000SU 400 000SU 500 000SU 600 000SU 700 000SU 800 000
SU 900 000SU 300 100SU 400 100SU 500 100SU 600 100SU 700 100
SU 800 100SU 900 100SU 300 200SU 400 200SU 500 200SU 600 200
SU 700 200SU 800 200SU 900 200SU 300 300SU 400 300SU 500 300
SU 600 300SU 700 300SU 800 300SU 900 300SU 300 400 SU 400 400
SU 500 400SU 600 400SU 700 400SU 800 400SU 900 400SU 300 500
SU 400 500SU 500 500SU 600 500 SU 700 500SU 800 500SU 900 500
SU 300 600SU 400 600SU 500 600SU 600 600SU 700 600SU 800 600
SU 900 600SU 200 700SU 300 700SU 400 700SU 500 700SU 600 700
SU 700 700SU 800 700SU 900 700SU 200 800SU 300 800SU 400 800
SU 500 800SU 600 800SU 700 800SU 800 800SU 900 800SU 100 900
SU 200 900SU 300 900SU 400 900SU 500 900SU 600 900SU 700 900
SU 800 900SU 900 900
SZ 400 700SZ 500 700SZ 600 700SZ 300 800SZ 400 800SZ 500 800
SZ 600 900SZ 700 900SZ 800 900SZ 900 900SZ 300 900SZ 400 900
SZ 500 900
TL 000 000TL 100 000TL 200 000 TL 300 000TL 400 000TL 500 000
TL 600 000TL 700 000TL 800 000TL 900 000TL 000 100TL 100 100
TL 200 100TL 300 100TL 400 100TL 500 100TL 600 100TL 700 100
TL 800 100TL 900 100TL 000 200TL 100 200TL 200 200TL 300 200
TL 400 200TL 500 200TL 600 200TL 700 200TL 800 200TL 900 200
TR 000 100TR 000 200TR 000 300TR 100 300TR 200 300TR 000 400
TR 100 400TR 200 400 TR 300 400TR 000 500TR 100 500TR 200 500
TR 300 500TR 000 600TR 100 600TR 200 600TR 300 600TR 400 600
TR 000 700TR 300 700
TQ 000 000TQ 100 000TQ 200 000TQ 300 000 TQ 400 000TQ 500 000
TQ 600 000TQ 700 000TQ 800 000TQ 000 100TQ 100 100TQ 200 100
TQ 300 100TQ 400 100 TQ 500 100TQ 600 100TQ 700 100TQ 800 100
TQ 900 100TQ 000 200TQ 100 200TQ 200 200TQ 300 200TQ 400 200
TQ 500 200TQ 600 200TQ 700 200TQ 800 200TQ 900 200TQ 000 300
TQ 100 300TQ 200 300TQ 300 300 TQ 400 300TQ 500 300TQ 600 300
TQ 700 300TQ 800 300TQ 900 300TQ 000 400 TQ 100 400TQ 200 400
TQ 300 400TQ 400 400TQ 500 400TQ 600 400TQ 700 400TQ 800 400
TQ 900 400TQ 500 500TQ 600 500TQ 700 500TQ 800 500TQ 900 500
TQ 600 600TQ 700 600TQ 800 600TQ 900 600TQ 600 700TQ 700 700
TQ 800 700TQ 900 700TQ 600 800 TQ 700 800TQ 800 800TQ 900 800
TQ 600 900TQ 700 900TQ 800 900TQ 900 900
TV 400 900TV 500 900TV 600 900
Non-
congested
All other National Grid References for 10 km x 10 km areas
NOTES
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Specified date

Specified date: 26 July 2002: see reg 1.

EXPLANATORY NOTE

EXPLANATORY NOTE (This note is not part of the Regulations)

These Regulations revoke and replace the Wireless Telegraphy (Licence Charges) Regulations 1999 (SI 1999/1774 as amended by SIs 1999/3243, 2000/1678 and 2001/2265; “the 1999 Regulations”). These Regulations provide for fees to be paid in relation to wireless telegraphy licences granted under section 1 of the Wireless Telegraphy Act 1949 (c 54). The fees are set by the Secretary of State in accordance with the Wireless Telegraphy Act 1998 (c 6).

These Regulations:

(a)    extend the existing scope of regulation 4(3) and also the third column (“variable sums”) in Schedule 2 relating to the Fixed Links and Programme Making and Special Events sectors to provide for the charging of fees in respect of part complete calendar months;

(b)    limit the issue or renewal of licences for periods of less than a year under regulation 4(3) to licences with fees in excess of £75 per annum;

(c)    rename the Maritime Radio (Navigational Air and Radar) and the Ship Fixed Radio licence classes in the Maritime sector as the Maritime Navigational Aids and Radar and the Ship Radio licence classes;

(d)    introduce the Commercial (5-Year) Ship Radio Licence in the Maritime sector and also the Private Business Radio IR 2008 Data and the Private Business Radio UK General licence classes in the Private Business Radio sector;

(e)    rename request channels as multi use type (1) channels and introduce multi use type (2) channels in the Programme Making and Special Events sector;

(f)    rename the Public Telecommunication Networks sector as the Public Wireless Networks sector; and

(g)    replace the Very Small Aperture Terminal Licence with the Network Licence in the Satellite Services sector.

The Regulations also add the Commercial (5-Year) Ship Radio and the Private Business Radio UK General licence classes to the list of licences for which qualifying charities can claim a fee discount. In providing for concessionary fees for these charities the Regulations refer to the Association of Guernsey Charities and the Association of Jersey Charities (regulation 5(3)). The addresses of these Associations are c/o Guernsey Chamber of Commerce, States Arcade, St. Peter Port, Guernsey, and c/o Dover House, Domaine des Vaux, St. Lawrence, Jersey respectively.

Copies of the documents “Office of National Statistics Population Estimates Mid-2000 for England and Wales”, “Mid-Year Population Estimates, Scotland” and “Annual Report of the Registrar General for Northern Ireland” referred to in regulation 3(5) may be obtained from The Stationery Office, Publications Centre, P.O. Box 276, London SW8 5DT.

Copies of the Radio Regulations may be obtained from the ITU Sales Service, Place des Nations, CH-1211 Geneva 20, Switzerland.

A full regulatory impact assessment report of the effect that these Regulations would have on the costs to business and the list referred to in regulation 3(3) are freely available to the public from the Radiocommunications Agency Library at Wyndham House, 189 Marsh Wall, London E14 9SX (Tel: 020 7211 0211) or on the Agency's Internet web site at www.radio.gov.uk. Copies of the report have also been placed in the libraries of both Houses of Parliament.

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