OFCOM’S Regulation

OFCOM’S Criteria

030 Number Ranges for example 0300 and 0303 Numbers, are only permitted for use by public sector bodies and not-for-profit bodies e.g. registered charities. If Ofcom's criteria is not met, then 0333, 0330, 034 or 037 numbers must be used.

The Criteria for eligible bodies

Ofcom’s regulation states that the bodies eligible to use 030 Numbers should meet at least one of these two basic criterias:

  • They must appear on one of the lists of eligible bodies, maintained by other organisations that have been indicated by Ofcom in the Guidance on bodies eligible to use 030 Telephone Numbers.
  • Any criteria indicated by Ofcom in the Guidance on bodies eligible to use 030 Telephone Numbers must be met.

Ofcom’s Guidance

Follow the link for Ofcom's Web site which has a useful document for Guidance on bodies eligible to use 030 Telephone Numbers. The document will be updated so that continuous guidance on how individual bodies will be considered as eligible to use 030 Numbers is available.