The Care Quality Commission checks whether hospitals, care homes and care services are meeting government standards. Visit our website at www.cqc.org.uk.
Every registered provider will pay a single annual fee on the same date each year. This fee will cover all registration and compliance requirements for all locations.
Full details of the scheme for 2014/15, which is applicable from 1 April 2014, are available to download below.
We have also published our regulatory impact assessment on the scheme.
Find out more about the Consultation on fees for registered health and social care services we carried out last year, which helped us develop your fees for 2014/15.
You can also download our response to the consultation and our analysis of the feedback we received below.
Our long-term fees strategy
Our long-term aim is to fully recover the costs of our regulatory activities.
The financial impact of the new regulatory model and definitions of costs which fall into scope for full cost recovery are currently being reviewed. We will formulate our longer-term strategy over the course of the next year.
Our approach to fees follows the six principles below.
- To be fair
- Reflect costs
- Contribute to our regulatory model
- Be simple
- Be transparent
- Be visionary
A fees advisory panel has been created, made up of providers and their representative organisations from across the sectors we regulate. This panel is considering our plans and helping to inform the long-term direction of our fees model.
We will carry out another public consultation at the end of this year, which will consider the next set of changes to the model for 2015/16.
Frequently asked questions
When is my fee due?
You will be invoiced on the same date each year. The date will depend on your specific circumstances, but is usually the anniversary of the date of your registration.
Providers that are new to registration will receive their first annual fee invoice once their registration has been completed and they have received their certificate of registration.
You will be sent your invoice in advance of your payment due date.
How do I pay my fee?
Full details of how to pay will be outlined in your invoice.
How do I calculate my fee?
We are updating our fees calculator which will help you find out how much your fee is.
It will be available on this page soon.
Who do I contact if I have any questions about my fee?
You can contact our National Customer Service Centre if you have any questions about registration fees.
Telephone: 03000 616161
Or you can write to us:
CQC National Customer Service Centre
Newcastle upon Tyne
Last year's fees
If you are dealing with a fees invoice from 2013/14, you may still need to refer to last year's fees scheme. We have made this available below.