The UK’s premium rate services regulator, PhonepayPlus , is changing its name to the Phone-paid Services Authority , and adopting a new statement of purpose:
The UK regulator for content, goods and services charged to a phone bill.
The name change will be implemented in autumn 2016.
Also PhonepayPlus’ new 14th Code of Practice for premium rate services comes into force, providing increased transparency and fairness and streamlining of our investigations, adjudications and appeals procedures.
David Edmonds CBE, Chairman of PhonepayPlus, said:
As we introduce the latest edition of our Code of Practice, I’m pleased to announce PhonepayPlus’ new name: the Phone-paid Services Authority.
We’ve worked closely with industry stakeholders, consumers and our staff on this project, listening to them on how we can explain our role clearly for consumers while reflecting and supporting competition, innovation and investment in the market that we regulate.
As the Phone-paid Services Authority, we will continue to put consumers and the industry at the heart of our work as UK’s regulator for content, goods and services charged to a phone bill.