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RCVS increases vet fees by three percent

At its June meeting, the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS) council agreed a three percent increase in the registration and retention fees for 2019/20 which will now be submitted to the privy council for formal approval.

Lizzie Lockett, RCVS CEO, said: “This year we asked council to agree a fee increase to help us prepare for unknowns such as Brexit, as well as fortify our proactive work to help support the professions.

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“Over the past few years we have put increased resources into projects such as: Mind Matters, our mental health initiative; Vet Futures, our joint project with the British Veterinary Association; Vivet, our innovation hub; and our recently launched Leadership Programme.

She added: “Unfortunately there has also been a rise in disciplinary committee hearings and we are having to allocate further funds to making our building fit for purpose, and so a small increase has been necessary.

“This still places us at the lower end of fees for regulatory bodies while providing a secure financial foundation.”

Membership category:

UK-practising

Practising outside the UK

Non-practising

Non-practising (70+)

£340

£170

£56

No fee payable

Restoration fee*

Following voluntary removal

Following non-payment removal

£85

£340

*Plus relevant amount of retention fee

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