PhonepayPlus consultation on new Code extended by one week

6 July 2010

PhonepayPlus today announced that it is extending the deadline for responses to the consultation on its proposed Code of Practice by one week.

The consultation was due to close on Thursday 8th July. The new date to receive responses by is no later than Thursday 15th July 2010.

The consultation is extended to allow organisations collating responses on behalf of clients and members enough time to do so effectively. This follows requests from a number of trade associations and aggregators for additional time when responding on behalf of others, ensuring that these responses are an accurate reflection of the views expressed.

Throughout the consultation, PhonepayPlus has emphasised the importance of responses from those who will be most affected by the shift in regulatory focus. PhonepayPlus remains committed to listening to and taking into consideration the views of Level 2 providers, who will shoulder more direct responsibility for compliance under the proposed new Code. For this reason, an extension of one week has been granted to enable the regulator to receive valuable responses from these providers via trade associations and aggregators, while at the same time not unduly delaying the delivery of the new Code.

Providers and others can respond to either the fullĀ consultation or theĀ summary consultation and fast-track survey response.