In January 2018, the MCA published its decision on the ‘Review of GO plc’s application for funding of the net cost claimed to have been incurred to provide universal service obligations during 2014’. It includes an analysis and assessment of the claimed universal service components and the result of an auditing exercise which was carried out by an independent body. Following this exercise, it was established that the calculated cost for the provision of the universal service obligations (USOs) amounted to a net cost of €33,542.
Subsequently, the MCA published a proposed decision on the Source of funding for the net cost incurred by GO plc, inviting interested parties to submit their written feedback on its consultation. Following the consultation period, no feedback was received and the MCA decided to publish its decision on the same lines of its proposed decision. The MCA is today publishing its decision document entitled ‘Source of Funding for the net cost incurred in providing universal service obligations during 2014’ confirming that the Government shall be financing the claim from public funds.
Source of Funding for the net cost incurred in providing universal service obligations during 2014 - Proposed Decision