The Wireless Telegraphy (Television Licence Fees) (Amendment) Regulations 1998

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Published: 1998-03-03

Statutory Instruments
1998 No. 558

TELEGRAPHS
The Wireless Telegraphy (Television Licence Fees) (Amendment) Regulations 1998

Made
3rd March 1998

Laid before Parliament
5th March 1998

Coming into force
1st April 1998

The Secretary of State, in exercise of the powers conferred by section 2 of the Wireless Telegraphy Act 1949(1), as it has effect in the United Kingdom and as extended by the Wireless Telegraphy (Channel Islands) Order 1952(2) and the Wireless Telegraphy (Isle of Man) Order 1952(3), and now vested in him(4), hereby, with the consent of the Treasury, makes the following Regulations:

Citation, commencement and interpretation

1.—(1) These Regulations may be cited as the Wireless Telegraphy (Television Licence Fees) (Amendment) Regulations 1998 and shall come into force on 1st April 1998.

(2) In these Regulations “the 1997 Regulations” means the Wireless Telegraphy (Television Licence Fees) Regulations 1997(5).

Amendment of 1997 Regulations

2.—(1) The 1997 Regulations shall be amended as follows:

(a)in Schedule 2—

(i)for “£30.50” in each place where it occurs there shall be substituted “£32.50”;

(ii)for “£91.50” in each place where it occurs there shall be substituted “£97.50”;

(b)in entry 1 in Schedule 3—

(i)for “£24.14” there shall be substituted “£25.64”;

(ii)for“£24.12” there shall be substituted “£25.62”; and

(c)in entry 3 in Schedule 3—

(i)for “£4.00” there shall be substituted “£3.75”;

(ii)for “£3.50” there shall be substituted “£3.75”.

(2) The 1997 Regulations shall be further amended by substituting for entry 2 in Schedule 3 the entry set out in the Schedule to this Order.

Chris Smith
Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport
1st March 1998

We consent to these Regulations

Jim Dowd
Bob Ainsworth
Two of the Commissioners of Her Majesty’s Treasury
3rd March 1998

Regulation 2(2)
SCHEDULE
Entry to be substituted for entry 2 in Schedule 3 to the 1997 Regulations.


“2.  Budget instalment television licence (including colour)

A licence as described in column 2 of item 2 in Part I of Schedule 2, the fee for which is payable in the instalments specified in column 3 of this Schedule.

An issue fee of £56.90 and thereafter five instalments of £8.12; or

an issue fee of £54.40 and thereafter five instalments of £8.62; or

an issue fee of £53.20 and thereafter five instalments of £8.86; or

an issue fee of £50.95 and thereafter five instalments of £9.31; or

an issue fee of £48.75 and thereafter five instalments of £9.75; or

an issue fee of £46.75 and thereafter five instalments of £10.15; or

an issue fee of £43.35 and thereafter five instalments of £10.83; or

an issue fee of £41.70 and thereafter five instalments of £11.16; or

an issue fee of £36.60 and thereafter five instalments of £12.18; or

an issue fee of £35.35 and thereafter five instalments of £12.43; or

an issue fee of £27.90 and thereafter five instalments of £13.92; or

an issue fee of £27.15 and thereafter five instalments of £14.07; or

an issue fee of £16.25 and thereafter five instalments of £16.25; or

an issue fee of £19.50 and thereafter four instalments of £19.50; or

an issue fee of £24.39 and thereafter three instalments of £24.37; or

an issue fee of £32.50 and thereafter two instalments of £32.50.

In each case the first instalment shall be payable within the period of one month beginning immediately after the issue of the licence and the second and, where applicable the third, fourth and fifth within the periods of two, three, four and five months respectively beginning immediately after that issue.''”

Explanatory Note

(This note is not part of the Order)

These Regulations increase the amount of the basic fee for television licences from £30.50 to £32.50 in the case of black and white and from £91.50 to £97.50 in the case of colour. In the case of instalment licences—
(a)the issue fee for the premium instalment licence (which is not available in the Channel Islands) is increased from £24.14 to £25.64 with instalments increased from £24.12 to £25.62, the total amount payable being £102.50;
(b)the issue fee for the easy entry licence (which is not available in the Channel Islands or the Isle of Man) is decreased from £4.00 to £3.75 with instalments increased from £3.50 to £3.75, the total amount payable being £97.50;
(c)amendments are made in relation to the budget instalment licence so that provision is made for sixteen specified issue fees and a number of instalments thereafter but in each case the total amount payable is £97.50.


(1)
1949 c. 54; section 2 is amended by paragraph 2 of Part I of Schedule 18 to the Broadcasting Act 1990 (c. 42). The said Part I was extended to Guernsey by the Broadcasting Act 1990 (Guernsey) Order 1991 (S.I. 1991/191), to Jersey by the Broadcasting Act 1990 (Jersey) Order 1991 (S.I. 1991/193) and to the Isle of Man by the Broadcasting Act 1990 (Isle of Man) Order 1991 (S.I. 1991/192).

(2)
S.I. 1952/1900.

(3)
S.I. 1952/1899.

(4)
Post Office Act 1969 (c. 48); S.I. 1969/1369, 1371, 1974/691.

(5)
S.I. 1997/290.
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