Updates to the prices of DBS (Disclosure & Barring Service) checks

On 15th July 2019, the DBS laid secondary legislation before Parliament to reduce fees with effect from 1st October 2019.

The key changes are as follows:

Type of DBS check Current fee Fee from 1st October 2019
Basic DBS check £25.00 £23.00
Standard DBS check £26.00 £23.00
Enhanced DBS check £44.00 £40.00


  • The fee for the update service will remain the same, at £13 per year
  • Standard and Enhanced volunteer applications will remain free-of-charge

The DBS will publish this information on www.gov.uk/dbs in advance of 1 October 2019

If you require any further information, please contact them at CustomerServices@dbs.gov.uk