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Regulatory fees scheme consultation

3 October 2011

We have launched a consultation on the changes we propose to make to the fees that providers of health and social care services should pay in 2012/13.

These fees will be used to cover our work to register and monitor providers’ compliance with national standards of quality and safety.

The consultation sets out to:

  • extend the scheme to include providers of primary care out-of-hours services entering the registration system from 1 April 2012.
  • reduce the fees in the middle bandings for providers of dental and independent ambulance services.
  • reduce the fee in the lowest level banding for providers of adult social care services without accommodation.

This consultation will also ask for responses to our ideas about the topics that we should consider as part of our longer term fees policy.