The HCPC Council has agreed to increase the registration renewal fee from £90 to £106 per year, with similar increases to the other registration fees we charge.
Our Council reluctantly took this decision after very careful consideration of the responses to our consultation and detailed analysis of our income and expenditure. The Council were very sensitive to the views expressed, but agreed the need to safeguard HCPC’s financial sustainability to ensure that it can continue to fulfil its statutory role to protect the public.
Even with these increases, we continue to have the lowest fee of all the independent UK health and care regulators, including those for nursing associates, dental care professionals and pharmaceutical technicians. However, we are very mindful of the impact on registrants of these increases and have done everything we can to minimise this by identifying savings in our operations as well as income generation opportunities. We will continue to do so wherever possible.
You can also read the full analysis of the responses we received, as well as our comments and decisions:
Subject to parliamentary approval of our draft Rules, the new fee structure would come into effect on 1 October 2019.