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Care Quality Commission fees for 2019/20 confirmed

Changes to the fees that CQC will charge providers of health and adult social care in England for the year 2019/20 have now been confirmed and will take effect from 1 April this year.

This follows public consultation on our proposals for the fees, which took place between 25 October 2018 and 17 January 2019.

Following consideration of the consultation responses received, the main decisions made on our fees scheme for 2019/20 are as follows.

  • We will increase fees for the community social care sector by £1.5 million as part of the final year of a four-year trajectory to full chargeable cost recovery.
  • We will increase fees for the dental sector by £0.6 million to better align the cost of regulation with the fees collected.
  • We will decrease fees for the residential social care sector by £0.8 million to better align the cost of regulation with the fees collected.

This scheme ensures we complete our trajectory to full cost recovery for all sectors, as required by HM Treasury. This means that our regulatory costs are paid for by provider fees, and no longer subsidised by grant-in-aid funding from the government.

Additionally, this scheme addresses fees for those sectors where we needed to balance fees recovered with the cost of regulating those sectors.

Find out about our fees scheme for 2019/20.

Ian Trenholm, Chief Executive at the Care Quality Commission (CQC) yesterday said:

“From 1st April 2019 we move to full recovery of our costs from providers. Our fees represent around 0.16% of the overall indicative turnover of the health and social care market and enable us to fulfil our purpose of making sure health and social care services provide people with safe, effective, compassionate and high-quality care.

“We will continue to make savings wherever possible, to look carefully at our operating costs, and make careful investments to offer a service which minimises the financial impact on providers.”


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