AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: Individual giving 0871 premium rate number consultation ends this month 21 total views, 1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis The public consultation into 0871 premium rate numbers run by ICSTIS, the premium rate services regulator, closes on 28 June. ICSTIS is seeking feedback on its proposals to regulate 0871 numbers when it assumes responsibility for their regulation in early 2008 from Ofcom.Charities use 0871 numbers in a variety of ways because they can generate income in the form of a share in the telecom providers’ income from the line.Proposals include the need for clear and prominent price warnings in all advertisements, as well as new procedures for dealing with refunds when callers feel that they have been kept on hold unnecessarily by call centres. Advertisement Paul Whiteing, ICSTIS’ Director of Policy & Innovation, said: “We are consulting with the wider industry as a matter of principle so that public feedback can be used to formulate and shape regulatory policy.“To date, the responses have been of a very high quality but low in number. We are a consultative organisation and value the insightful contributions of the premium rate sector. I would urge all interested parties to respond to the consultations and contribute to shaping a positive future for this key industry and our new organisation, PhonePayPlus, which will launch in late autumn. Howard Lake | 19 June 2007 | News About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.