The Authority once again engaged EY as the independent body to evaluate the reasoning behind this claim and to audit and verify the various calculations used. Following this process, it emerged that GO had suffered an unfair burden for providing specific elements of the universal services. Succeeding EY’s report on the findings and conclusions of the claim, in October 2015 the MCA published a proposed decision entitled the ‘Review of GO plc’s application for funding of the net costs claimed to have been incurred to provide universal service obligations during 2012’. The Authority received feedback from one entity Melita plc and a summary of the feedback received and the final assessment of the net cost per component are in this decision. The final calculated cost amounts to €125,110.
Proposed Decision on the review of GO plc's application for funding of the net cost claimed to have been incurred to provide USOs during 2012