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Changes to prior permission categories


Changes to prior permission categories:

  • Services over £1.50 per minute
  • Services over £1 per minute where the total cost of the call exceed £25.54 (excl VAT)

This Notice applies to those operating premium rate services (PRS) that are over £1.50 per minute and/or services over £1 per minute where the total cost of the call can exceed £25.54 (excl VAT).

Background

Prior permission is required for
identified categories of premium rate services which pose a greater risk of harm to users because of their content/cost. These types of services can only be operated if PhonepayPlus has provided written prior permission.

On 4th January 2011, the VAT rate increased from 17.5% to 20%.

Changes to prior permission categories

The prior permission categories listed above are now VAT exclusive and have been changed to:

  • Services over £1.28 + VAT per minute
  • Services over 85 pence + VAT per minute where the total cost of the call can exceed £25.54

Where providers have queries regarding this Compliance Update, they are advised to contact our Industry Services Team at compliance@phonepayplus.org.uk .

Download a PDF version of the 'Changes to prior permission categories' Compliance Update