Increase in the Health and Care Professions Council Fee

First I would like to recognise the important work done by independent regulators like the HCPC. These organisations help to protect the public and to ensure high levels of service and professionalism.

As I understand, the proposals put forward by HCPC would increase renewal fees from £90 per year to £106 per year (on the basis that that payment is only taken once every two years, this works out at an increase from £180 to £212 every other year). While this does represent an increase of 18 per cent, my understanding is that this fee remains the lowest among all regulators of health and care professionals overseen by the Professional Standards Authority.

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