Response to Ofcom's plan of work 2021/2022
Ofcom are consulting on their plan of work for the next 2 years.
Ofcom's proposed plan of work is published here https://www.ofcom.org.uk/__data/assets/pdf_file/0022/209128/plan-of-work-202122.pdf
The Centre for Public Data are encouraging responses to review addressing data in the UK. The 2 recommendations that they're pushing for are:
In its new work plan, Ofcom should review the following:
Costs of PAF
Since 2013, the Royal Mail’s costs for updating PAF have remained relatively static. However, cloud technologies and collaborative editing techniques have seen the costs of delivery drop elsewhere.
We recommend Ofcom review whether the costs of PAF are still fair and proportionate.
Governance of PAF
PAF has an influence on a broader data market, outside of postal services. Its governance creates legal uncertainty and financial cost for many UK data users.
We recommend Ofcom review whether PAF’s current governance is appropriate, and how it could be improved while still ensuring that the postal services market operates satisfactorily.
Their longer response is here, which I recommend reading: https://docs.google.com/document/d/17iTZOaqNbeyBCxfqBD7O_WonJ46lAXvcgRDwQFJgBQo/
Are you happy with these points to be raised in a response from OSMUK? Are there other recommendations or elaborations that we should raise as part of our response?