2018/19 Charges Review

2018/19 Charges Review
The majority of charges will remain at the current level.

The review of our remaining charges has now been completed. This excludes the POAO charge which increased in line with the minimum charge requirements in January. We have been able to maintain the current charging rates without any increases for the majority of our services. 

The Ship Sanitation charges will increase slightly in line with the Association of Port Health Authorities national recommendation for these charges. The new and old rates for these are replicated below and the new charges will be applicable for inspections which take place from 1.4.18 onwards.

Gross Tonnage Current Charge Charge from 1.4.18
Up to 1,000 £85 £90
1,001 - 3,000 £120 £125
3,001 - 10,000 £180 £190
10,001 - 20,000 £235 £245
20,001 - 30,000 £305 £320
Over 30,000 £360 £375
Vessels with 50 - 1000 persons £360 £375
Vessels with 1000 persons £615 £640
Extensions to Ship Sanitation Control Certificates £55 £60
Vessel inspection following notification from another Competent Authority of conditions on board requiring further investigation  £55 £60

We are awaiting information from our analysts regarding any increases in analytical costs for the services they deliver to us. The actual analytical cost for statutory samples is passed on in full so any increases in these will see overall costs increase despite our costs remaining static. Kent Scientific (analysis of feed consignments and tea for pesticides) have indicated there is likely to be a 2.7% increase in their analytical costs from 1.4.18. Public Analyst Scientific Services have confirmed that the majority of their prices will remain the same (mycotoxin testing of food, GMO testing, sulphur dioxide, colours, preservatives etc.) however the analysis of food contact materials for migration testing will be increasing to £475 from 1st May 2018 to reflect the increased costs associated with this testing. We will provide details of any other analytical price increases as we are advised of them.

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