Every registered provider must pay fees each year. The fees registered providers pay enable CQC to fulfil their purpose of making sure health and social care services provide people with safe, effective, compassionate, high-quality care, and encouraging services to improve. These fees fund their statutory functions, enabling us to register, monitor, inspect and rate providers, and to carry out civil or criminal enforcement when necessary.

CQC has announced its fee scheme which covers costs of provider regulation, including registration, monitoring and inspection will not change for 2023-24.

This means that, for many care providers, their fees have remained the same for the past four years, unless changes have been made to registration.

You can find out more about CQCs fees scheme, how to pay fees, an update on non-payment of fees, and the fees calculator by clicking here.