Consultation and Proposed Decision - Review of GO plc's application for funding of the net cost claimed to have been incurred to provide universal service obligations during 2016
Launch date:25 August 2020
Modified at:02 September 2020
In accordance with national law, the designated undertaking providing universal services has the right to seek to receive funds for the net costs it believes to have incurred to provide part or all of the universal services. In November 2017, the MCA received an application from GO plc, as the designated undertaking, claiming funding for the net costs believed to have been incurred during the financial year 2016. The MCA has commissioned EY as an independent body to analyse and audit the application received. Following the audit carried out by EY, it emerged that GO plc has suffered an element of unfair burden for providing specified universal services namely; public payphones; comprehensive electronic directory and social tariffs. In their claim, GO also included intangible benefits for providing universal services and, after deducting such benefits from the burden incurred, the total net costs amounts to €66,438.
The consultation period shall run from the 25th August 2020 to the 2nd October 2020.