HCPC Registration Fees set to increase?

The Health and Care Professions Council announced yesterday that they would be starting a consultation on a proposal to increase registration fees which would come in to effect for Allied Health Professionals from 1st October 2019 if passed.

The current fees of £90 would increase to £106 per year - nearly an 18% increase. As a self-financing independent regulator, the HCPC operates purely on the funds provided by the professionals on the register and don’t receive any regular funding from the Government. The new cost has come from a detailed financial analysis undertaken into sustainability over the next five years.

Marc Seale, the HCPC’s chief executive and registrar said, “The consultation sets out where the registrants’ fees are spent and why the increases are needed. It highlights how these increases compare to our existing fees and provides information on our financial performance, including the efficiencies we have already made.

"It also shows how the proposed increases compare with other regulators. If adopted, we would continue to have the lowest renewal fee of all the health and care regulators overseen by the Professional Standards Authority.”

The SCoR, CSP, RCSLT & RCOT are yet to respond to the news.

 

To respond to the consultation, you can:

 

Information Sources:

HCPC Q&A regarding the fees consultation click here.

HCPC five year Plan - http://www.hcpc-uk.org/assets/documents/10005896Enc08-5yearplan.pdf

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