UK Budget to impact Ham Radio?

UK ham radio amateurs share spectrum in the UHF and Microwave bands with public sector bodies, the UK 2013 budget statement looks to using financial incentives to release 500 MHz of spectrum.

1.95 The sale of 4G mobile spectrum will enable the delivery of competitive high speed mobile broadband from summer 2013 onwards, bringing benefits to businesses and consumers. However, the public sector still holds a large amount of valuable spectrum. In order to meet the commitment to release 500MHz of spectrum by 2020, the Government will look to introduce further financial incentives to ensure more efficient use and management of public sector spectrum holdings.
— Budget document issued by HM Treasury

The HM Treasury Budget 2013 released March 20 -