There has been an overall reduction in fees of 35% for licensed establishments over the last three years and another small reduction in overall fees for 2014/15. There are small changes in fees across different sectors, depending on HTA’s planned regulatory activity in the sectors.
Alan Clamp, Chief Executive, HTA said: “In response to a recent review of the HTA’s work by Justin McCracken, we have set up a group for our stakeholders in the licensed sectors. At their meeting in November the group discussed the proposed fees and their views were reported to the HTA Board on 26 November to inform their approval. The group’s wider suggestions about the fees structure – the activities for which fees are charged - will be explored further next year.”
“We know that our professionals hold the work we do in high regard and we will continue to listen to them to help to reduce unnecessary burden, provide even greater value for money, while ensuring we protect the public’s interests and improve public confidence in our regulation.”
- The post mortem sector will see a further reduction of £150 (per main licence) in 2014/15 and the storage fee from the sector will be held at the 2013/14 level.
- The research sector licence fee will rise by £350. This follows significant reductions over the previous three years and reflects the plan to inspect all establishments not previously inspected over the next year.
- The Human Application sector (those using tissue and cells for patient treatment) will see a small rise of £50 for the main site (with total fees depending on the activities carried out) due to increased regulatory activity and the regular inspections required by the legislation.
- The Anatomy sector will see a decrease of £375 per main site, due to less regulatory activity in the sector this year
- The Public Display sector will see a small decrease of £50.
- The Organ Donation and Transplantation sector will pay fees for the first time in 2014/15, now the government subsidy of the sector during implementation of the new European regulations has ended.
For more information, please contact the HTA press office on 020 7269 1912.