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Trading Standards fees and charges

Our charges for business advice, verification, calibration and testing of equipment, hire of weights and all other fees.

Fees chargeable for the storage of explosives under The Explosives Regulations 2014. Please note, these fees are set by The Health and Safety and Nuclear (Fees) Regulations 2021.

Explosives

Licence to store explosives where, by virtue of regulation 27, and Schedule 5, to the 2014 Regulations, a minimum separation distance of greater than 0 metres is prescribed:

Duration

Fee

1 year

£189

2 years

£248

3 years

£311

4 years

£382

5 years

£432

Renewal of licence to store explosives where a minimum separation distance of greater than 0 metres is prescribed:

Duration

Fee

1 year

£88

2 years

£150

3 years

£211

4 years

£272

5 years

£333

Licence to store explosives where no minimum separation distance or a 0 metres minimum separation distance is prescribed:

Duration

Fee

1 year

£111

2 years

£144

3 years

£177

4 years

£211

5 years

£243

Renewal of licence to store explosives where no minimum separation distance or a 0 metres minimum separation distance is prescribed:

Duration

Fee

1 year

£55

2 years

£88

3 years

£123

4 years

£155

5 years

£189

Explosives licence variation:

 
   

Variation type

Fee

Varying the name of licensee or address of site

£36

Transfer of licence or replacement of licence if lost

£36

Any other kind of variation

Reasonable cost to the licensing

 

authority of having the work carried out

Fireworks licence (all year)

Please note, these fees are set by the Fireworks Regulations 2004.

Licence type

Fee

Fireworks Regulations 2004, Regulation 9

£500

Annual licence to sell fireworks outside the permitted periods as stated.

 

The fee payable for less than one year's duration shall be, respectively, the fee set out above for a licence of one year's duration decreased proportionately according to the duration of the period for which the licence is granted.

These fees are set by The Health and Safety and Nuclear (Fees) Regulations 2021.

Licence under the Petroleum (Consolidation) Regulations 2014

Fee

(a) Certificate to keep petroleum spirit of a quantity not exceeding 2,500 litres (one year duration)

£45

(b) Certificate to keep petroleum spirit of a quantity exceeding 2,500 litres but not exceeding 50,000 (one year duration)

£61

(c) Certificate to keep petroleum spirit of a quantity exceeding 50,000 litres (one year duration)

£128

Certificates may be obtained to cover from 1 to 10 years. The fee is the standard fee multiplied by the number of years.

Business advice type

Fee

Business advice provided under a Primary Authority Partnership – hourly rate

£71.44 (VAT not applicable)

Business advice outside of Primary Authority – hourly rate

£71.44 (+ VAT)

Business advice will be charged at a lower subsidised hourly rate for non-VAT registered businesses. £59.33 (+ VAT)

Please note that some small businesses are entitled to free business advice or business advice at a reduced rate.

Environmental search outcome

Fee

Fees charged in respect of environmental searches carried out (positive outcome)

£100.28

Fees charged in respect of environmental searches carried out (negative outcome)

£52.02

A) Special Weighing and Measuring Equipment

Where equipment is not covered by categories B to F below, charges shall be based on Officer time at an hourly rate of £71.44 (plus support officer hourly rate of £43.87 where relevant) minimum charge for 15 minutes.

Such equipment includes:

  1. Equipment tested by statistical sampling
  2. Intoxicating Liquor Measuring Instruments
  3. AQ Templets
  4. Ballast measures
  5. Dry & Liquid Capacity measures
  6. Linear measures
  7. Bulk Fuel systems (above 100 litres)

Where multiple submission discounts are not covered in categories B to D below, a 10% discount will be given where 2 or more items of the same category are submitted for verification on the same occasion.

B) Weights

Item

Fee

Trade weight verification up to 25kg

£11.90 each +VAT

C) Non-Automatic Weighing scales

 

Item

Fee

Not exceeding 100kg - NAWI Reverification

£77.71 +VAT

Not exceeding 1 tonne - NAWI Reverification

£124.58 +VAT

Exceeding 1 tonne to 10 tonne - NAWI Reverification

£180.49 +VAT

Exceeding 10 tonne - NAWI Reverification

£314.62 +VAT

Additional charge for testing weighing scales which incorporate, price-computing, printing, multi-range, or  remote display facilities.

£6.27 +VAT

Discounts:

  • £18.35 per weighing scale bought into our Wootton Hall Park office for verification
  • £18.35 per weighing scale for second & subsequent weighing scales tested on site on the same occasion
  • £52.59 per weighing scale over 1 tonne capacity when submitter provides assistance in testing

D) Automatic Weighing machines

Item

Fee

Automatic Catchweigher Not exceeding 10kg Reverification

£71.44 +VAT

Automatic Catchweigher Not exceeding 100kg Reverification

£142.90 +VAT

Automatic Catchweigher Exceeding 100kg Reverification

Section A +VAT

Automatic Gravimetric Filling Instrument Not exceeding 60kg Reverification

£238.15 +VAT

Automatic Gravimetric Filling Instrument Exceeding 60kg Reverification

Section A +VAT

E) Measuring Instruments for Liquid Fuel and Lubricants

Item

Fee

First nozzle tested, per site Reverification

£140.37 +VAT

Each additional nozzle tested at the site Reverification

£67.69 +VAT

Testing of ancillary electronic equipment (e.g. credit card accepters) or other additional testing on site (per site)

Section A +VAT

F) Statements of test

Item

Fee

Statements of Test (OP 11.2) at rate A. Charges based on officer time minimum charge 15 minutes

Section A +VAT

For work carried out by the Service Metrology Laboratory see H below

 

G) Weight Hire

Item

Fee

Single day per tonne or part tonne

£55.14 +VAT

Second and subsequent days

£27.58 +VAT

Other equipment

Rate negotiated with the approval of the Section Manager

H) Metrology Laboratory Pricing Schedule

Calibration of Weights and Poises up to 25kg:

Item

Fee

Up to 25kg - 1st 3 Weights

£32.59 +VAT

Up to 25kg - 4 - 10 Weights

£47.64 +VAT

Up to 25kg - 2nd and subsequent 10 weights

£36.35 +VAT

Up to 25kg – Certificate

£23.82 +VAT

Calibration of Weights and Poises above to 25kg:

Item

Fee

1st 3 Weights

£47.64 +VAT

2nd and subsequent 3 weights

£36.35 +VAT

Certificate

£23.82 +VAT

Miscellaneous:

Item

Fee

Adjustment/Cleaning where necessary per weight

£7.52 +VAT

Accuracy test for Motor cycle brake testers & other non-automatic weighing scales ≤200kg

£23.82 +VAT

Certificate

£23.82 +VAT

Where the above charges are inappropriate, charges shall be levied at Rate A with a charge of £23.82 for a Certificate.

Section A +VAT
at Rate A with a charge of £23.82 for a Certificate.

Notes

Fees for Categories A to F are not subject to VAT in the unlikely event they are verified under the Measuring Instruments (EEC Requirements) Regulations 1988.

Additional fees are charged at the rate of 50% for tests outside normal working hours (weekdays 08.00hrs - 18.00hrs), and 100% for tests carried out on weekends and Bank Holidays. HM Revenue and Customs approved mileage rate and travelling time at the rate at Section A is charged for tests out of county.

Last updated 01 October 2021