Sky Customer Complaints Code of Practice
This article outlines our complaints code of practice, which summarises our processes for resolving complaints relating to the provision of our products and services, and our complaints handling process.
If you'd like to make a complaint, visit our How to complain to Sky article.
- What can you expect once you've registered your complaint?
At Sky we’ll do all we can to provide you with the most suitable response for your particular situation and ensure, where possible, that your complaint is resolved to your satisfaction.
If you call us, our advisors will ask you about the nature of your complaint. We’ll consider all the points you raise, along with the details we hold in our records, and seek to resolve the problem while you’re on the line. If your complaint requires specialist knowledge, we’ll transfer you to a specialist advisor with the right expertise to resolve it. If we’re unable to resolve your complaint while you’re on the line, we’ll tell you how long we expect a resolution to take, and agree when and how we’ll keep you updated.
If you write to us, we’ll review your complaint fully, taking into account all the points raised in your correspondence and the service details held in our records. We’ll also ensure that your complaint is investigated by the most suitable person in the company, who’s best placed to resolve your complaint. We’ll normally get back to you by phone, but if this isn’t possible, we’ll respond in writing.
We’ll do all we can to resolve your complaint as soon as possible. If your complaint is urgent, for example, if you’re experiencing a loss of service, we’ll prioritise as appropriate and escalate your complaint.
We aim to respond to your complaint and agree a resolution within 10 days. Some complaints, depending on their nature, could take longer to resolve, especially if they’re technically complex. If we’ve been unable to agree a resolution for your complaint within this timeframe we’ll contact you. We’ll keep you informed of progress in a way that best suits you and at a time that’s convenient to you.
- What can you do if you're unhappy with our response?
We hope to resolve every complaint quickly and to your satisfaction. If, for any reason, you’re not fully satisfied with our response, please let us know and tell us where you think further attention is needed. We’ll then review your complaint, and our response, and escalate it within the company.
We’ll let you know if anything else can be done to resolve your complaint and tell you how long it’s expected to take. We’ll keep you informed of our progress and any changes.
- Alternative dispute resolution
If your complaint relates to Sky Broadband, Sky Talk, Sky TV, or our complaints handling process, and we haven’t resolved your complaint to your satisfaction within eight weeks of you first making your complaint to Sky, or if you’ve received a letter from us saying that your complaint has reached "deadlock" with nothing more we can do, you have the right to take your complaint to Ombudsman Services: Communications, an independent alternative dispute resolution scheme who will review your complaint. If it decides that your complaint is justified, Sky will act on any decision made and put things right for you.
If your complaint remains unresolved after eight weeks, we’ll send you a written reminder of your right to go to Ombudsman Services: Communications. We’ll also send you a deadlock letter on your request, unless there are further steps we can take to resolve your complaint in a timely manner. We won’t send you a reminder or issue you with a deadlock letter if your complaint is vexatious or outside the jurisdiction of the scheme.
Ombudsman Services: Communications can be contacted:
Ombudsman Services: Communications,
P O Box 730,
Warrington WA4 6WU
Call 0330 4401614 or 01925 430 049
0330 440 1615 or 01925 430 059
Or you can visit the Ombudsman Services website.
- Complaints relating to transferring your telephone number to Sky
If we ‘ve agreed to transfer your telephone number to Sky, and are late in doing so by more than one business day after the date that you were informed that the transfer would take place (or any revised date that you were informed of), you may claim compensation for that delay.
Compensation will be calculated on the basis of the daily charge for your line rental service for each day that transfer of your number is delayed. Claiming compensation in this way will not affect any other rights you have. You may make a claim for compensation by contacting us in one of the ways set out in this Code. We will normally deduct any amounts owed to you from your next monthly Sky bill, unless otherwise requested by you.
- Complaints relating to premium rate services
- Complaints relating to on demand programme services
Ofcom has replaced The Authority for Television on Demand (ATVOD) and now takes sole responsibility for regulating the editorial content of video-on-demand programme services.
Sky programmes made available via Sky’s on demand services, including Sky Box Sets, Sky Store and Catch Up TV, are provided by Sky UK Limited. If you wish to make a complaint about the content on these services, please follow our complaints about Sky’s on demand content procedure.
If you’ve followed Sky's complaints procedure and are not satisfied with the outcome, you can submit an online complaints form to Ofcom.
The Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) continues to act as a co-regulator for advertising content on video-on-demand services. You can view the ASA complaints procedure and make a complaint to the ASA by calling 020 7492 2222 or by post to the following address:
Advertising Standards Authority
Mid City Place,
71 High Holborn,
For more information, visit the ASA.org website.
- Obtaining a copy of this Sky Customer Complaints Code in another form
Printed copies of this Sky Customer Complaints Code are available on request and free of charge by contacting us on the details above. It’s also available to request in large print, audio and braille by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Responsibility for the Sky Customer Complaints Code
Sky UK Limited has responsibility for all Sky representatives complying with the Code. Our designated person responsible for ensuring both ourselves and our Agents observe the Code is:
Operational Compliance Manager,
Dunfermline, Fife KY11 8GH
Telephone: 01383 814 000