Monday 24 September, 2018 , Friday 14 December, 2018
We are consulting on proposals to increase our registration fees. If adopted, the changes would be effective from 1 October 2019 and existing registrants would pay the new renewal fee when their profession next renews its registration.
The increases are needed to support our new strategic focus of promoting professionalism and preventing fitness to practise issues from arising. We also need to continue to invest in the services we offer to registrants. The consultation takes place in the context of keeping pace with the cost of inflation and the impact on our operations and income when social workers in England transfer to Social Work England in 2019.
You can find more information on these proposals in the consultation document. It sets out where the fees are spent and why the increases are needed. It also provides information on our financial performance, including the efficiencies we have already made.
You can download a copy of the consultation document together with our proposed amended Rules below. You will need to refer to the consultation document when responding.
You can find some frequently asked questions about our proposals on our website here.
There are a number of ways to respond to the consultation:
- Complete our online survey: www.research.net/r/ZW2NK2F
- Email your comments to: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Write to us at:
Consultation on fees
Policy and Standards Department
Health and Care Professions Council
184 - 186 Kennington Park Road
The closing date for responses is Friday 14 December 2018.
If you would like to receive a copy of the consultation in hard copy, in Welsh, or in an alternative format, please contact us by emailing email@example.com or phoning +44(0)20 7840 9815.
Social workers in England will be moving to a new regulator next year. If there is no change to this, these proposals will not affect social workers on our Register.