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By Hannah Back • February 13, 2019

Ofcom's Cap on 118 Charges

CAP ON 118 charges

 

From 1st April this year, there is to be tighter regulation on the use of 118 numbers - the telephone numbers used exclusively for directory enquiry (DQ) services. 

Ofcom's full review is available herebut in summary, Ofcom are imposing a price cap on the amount DQ providers can charge, of £3.65 (inc. VAT), per 90 seconds.  It is hoped that the new cap will reduce bill shock and improve the affordability of DQ services.