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DBS Fee Reduction

Earlier this year, the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) laid secondary legislation before Parliament to reduce their fees. This legislation has been approved and will take effect from 1 October 2019.

Why are the DBS reducing their fees?

Earlier this year, the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) laid secondary legislation before Parliament to reduce their fees. This legislation has been approved and will take effect from 1 October 2019.

The DBS have been able to make these reductions due to significant improvements in efficiency achieved over the last few years. This development aligns with one of the DBS’ strategic objectives to drive good value for money with a fee reduction – a goal in their 2019/20 Business Plan.

What are Personnel Checks doing about the DBS fee reduction?

As a DBS Umbrella body, Personnel Checks are pleased to pass these cost savings on to our customers.

 

DBS fee reduction summary...

Level of check DBS fee before Oct 1st 2019 DBS fee after Oct 1st 2019  Saving to you!
Enhanced DBS Check £44 £40 £4
Standard DBS Check £26 £23 £3
Basic DBS Check £25 £23 £2

 

DBS Fee Reduction FAQs

What do I need to do now?
Nothing at all. Personnel Checks will ensure that from 1st October 2019 all of our customers will pay the reduced DBS admin fees.

Does the fee reduction apply to Volunteer DBS Checks?
The DBS do not charge for volunteer checks and this will remain unchanged.

Does this affect the Update Service costs?
The DBS charge applicants £13 per year to sign up to the update service. This fee will remain the same. You can find out more about the Update Service here.

What about Adult First Checks?
The DBS fees for Adult First Checks will remain unchanged.

 

If you have any further questions regarding the DBS fee reduction, contact our Customer Experience Team

01254 355651
[email protected]

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