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  • Organisations we regulate

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.

Fees Scheme 2014-15 PDF | 132.46 KB

Fees scheme 2014/15: Regulatory impact assessment PDF | 193.1 KB

Consultation on 2015/16 fees

We'd like to hear your views on our proposals for fees in 2015/16. You can take part in our consultation online. The consultation closes on Friday, 9 January 2015.

Consultation on 2014/15 fees

The consultation we carried out last year helped us to set the level of fees you pay this year.

You can also download our response to the consultation and our analysis of the feedback we received below.

Fees scheme 2014/15: Summary of responses to the fees consultation PDF | 205.23 KB

Fees scheme 2014/15: Consultation analysis report PDF | 207.34 KB

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?

Use our fees calculator to find out how much the fee you pay should be.

Find your fee now

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.

Email: enquiries@cqc.org.uk

Telephone: 03000 616161

Or you can write to us:

CQC National Customer Service Centre
Citygate
Gallowgate
Newcastle upon Tyne
NE1 4PA

Last updated:
14 October 2014