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.
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:
Renewal of licence to store explosives where a minimum separation distance of greater than 0 metres is prescribed:
Licence to store explosives where no minimum separation distance or a 0 metres minimum separation distance is prescribed:
Renewal of licence to store explosives where no minimum separation distance or a 0 metres minimum separation distance is prescribed:
Explosives licence variation:
|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.
|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||£73.58||(VAT not applicable)|
|Business advice outside of Primary Authority – hourly rate||£73.58||(+ 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)||£103.29|
|Fees charged in respect of environmental searches carried out (negative outcome)||£53.58|
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 £73.58 (plus support officer hourly rate of £45.19 where relevant) minimum charge for 15 minutes.
Such equipment includes:
- Equipment tested by statistical sampling
- Intoxicating Liquor Measuring Instruments
- AQ Templets
- Ballast measures
- Dry and Liquid Capacity measures
- Linear measures
- 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.
Trade weight verification up to 25kg
£12.26 each +VAT
C) Non-Automatic Weighing scales
|Not exceeding 100kg - NAWI Reverification||£80.04 +VAT|
|Not exceeding 1 tonne - NAWI Reverification||£128.32 +VAT|
|Exceeding 1 tonne to 10 tonne - NAWI Reverification||£185.90 +VAT|
|Exceeding 10 tonne - NAWI Reverification||£324.06 +VAT|
|Additional charge for testing weighing scales which incorporate, price-computing, printing, multi-range, or remote display facilities.||£6.46 +VAT|
- £18.90 per weighing scale bought into our Wootton Hall Park office for verification
- £18.90 per weighing scale for second & subsequent weighing scales tested on site on the same occasion
- £54.17 per weighing scale over 1 tonne capacity when submitter provides assistance in testing
D) Automatic Weighing machines
|Automatic Catchweigher Not exceeding 10kg Reverification||£73.58 +VAT|
|Automatic Catchweigher Not exceeding 100kg Reverification||£147.19 +VAT|
|Automatic Catchweigher Exceeding 100kg Reverification||Section A +VAT|
|Automatic Gravimetric Filling Instrument Not exceeding 60kg Reverification||£245.29 +VAT|
|Automatic Gravimetric Filling Instrument Exceeding 60kg Reverification||Section A +VAT|
E) Measuring Instruments for Liquid Fuel and Lubricants
|First nozzle tested, per site Reverification||£144.58 +VAT|
|Each additional nozzle tested at the site Reverification||£69.72 +VAT|
|Testing of ancillary electronic equipment (eg credit card accepters) or other additional testing on site (per site)
|Section A +VAT|
F) Statements of test
|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
|Single day per tonne or part tonne||£56.79 +VAT|
|Second and subsequent days||£28.41 +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:
|Up to 25kg - 1st 3 Weights||£33.57 +VAT|
|Up to 25kg - 4 - 10 Weights||£49.07 +VAT|
|Up to 25kg - 2nd and subsequent 10 weights||£37.44 +VAT|
|Up to 25kg – Certificate||£24.53 +VAT|
Calibration of Weights and Poises above to 25kg:
|1st 3 Weights||£49.07 +VAT|
|2nd and subsequent 3 weights||£37.44 +VAT|
|Adjustment/Cleaning where necessary per weight||£7.75 +VAT|
|Accuracy test for Motor cycle brake testers and other non-automatic weighing scales ≤200kg||£24.53 +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 £24.53 for a Certificate.
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 09 May 2022