PAF Consultation Summary Document Published

 Published: Wednesday November 27, 2013

 Written by GBG News on News

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In September 2013 we communicated Royal Mail were conducting a consultation with the aim of creating a more simplified licensing model. GBGroup were among more than 160 organisations, groups and individuals who responded.

The broad mix of consultation participants demonstrated the diverse nature of Royal Mail's market and highlighted the variety of ways PAF is used.

The headlines from the consultation are:

  • 77% of respondents agreed with the licence simplification principles
  • 71% agreed that the proposed terms are significantly easier to understand than the current Licence terms
  • Only 35% thought that transaction-only pricing was an appropriate way of licensing PAF
  • A third of respondents (33%) felt that the ways they use and license PAF are not covered by the proposed terms 

You can read the consultation summary document now at:
The document outlines the main areas of feedback, summarises the responses they received for each question, and sets out their next steps.

Royal Mail are now carefully considering a number of different options for achieving the licence simplification objectives and will be looking to gather further input from across the various industries. It is their aim to share a revised proposal, along with pricing information with the market in late 2013 or early in 2014.

They have stated they remain committed to working with the market to find a simplified licensing framework that is fit for purpose for the majority of PAF users and will consult again on a revised proposal before making changes.

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