HCPC fees consultation
HCPC are consulting on the fees to be charged in connection with registration and renewal. The main renewal fee will rise from £90 to £106 annually with similar increases in other fees.
This takes place in the context of changes to fitness to practice, need to invest and reduction in numbers registered by the HCPC (due to social workers moving to a new register).
The consultation can be read http://www.hpc-uk.org/assets/documents/100058C0ConsultationonHCPCregistrationfees.pdf
Email your comments to firstname.lastname@example.org by 23 November or respond directly to the HCPC.
The consultation questions
Q1 Do you agree that the HCPC should invest in preventing fitness to practise issues arising?
Q2 Do you agree that the HCPC should invest in improved services?
Q3 Do you agree that the HCPC should invest in the necessary resources to improve the capacity, quality and timeliness of our FtP performance?
Q4 Do you agree that the renewal fee should increase from £90 to £106 to support the proposals outlined in this consultation document?
Q5 Do you agree that the scrutiny fee for applicants from approved programmes should increase in line with the renewal fee from £63 to £74?
Q6 Do you agree that graduate applicants should no longer receive a 50 per cent discount on the cost of registration?
Q7 Do you agree that the restoration and readmission fees should also increase in line with the increase in our registration renewal fee?
Q8 Do you agree that the international and grandparenting scrutiny fees should increase in line with the increase in our registration renewal fee?
Q9 Do you agree that we should regularly review our fees to avoid infrequent but larger increases in the future?
Q10 Do you agree that we should investigate additional charging models for services including charging for the approval of education programmes?
Q11 Do you agree that a higher fee should be charged for those who request paper renewal forms?
Q12 Do you consider there are any aspects of our proposals that could result in equality and diversity implications for groups or individuals based on one or more of the following protected characteristics, as defined by the Equality Act 2010 and equivalent Northern Irish legislation?
Q13 Do you have any further comments on our proposals?