The Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS) will increase its fees – including its registration and annual renewal fees for vets and vet nurses – by 4% for the 2023/24 financial year.
The increase, which was approved by the Privy Council on Thursday 2 March, will mean that:
- The standard annual renewal fee for UK-practising veterinary surgeons (which must be paid on or before 1 April 2023) will increase by £15 to £379.
- The standard annual renewal fee for veterinary nurses (which must be paid on or before 1 November 2023) will increase by £3 to £77.
The full list of RCVS fees, including initial registration, student vet nurse enrolment and restoration fees, can be found at www.rcvs.org.uk/how-we-work/fees/
Lizzie Lockett, RCVS CEO, said: “We are proud that all throughout the pandemic period, when we know that many were struggling, we managed to keep our fees at the same level in the 2020/21, 2021/22, and 2022/23 fee years.
“The increase that we proposed to the Privy Council is very modest, particularly in comparison to the overall levels of inflation that the British economy has experienced over the past year, which has had an impact on our costs.
“While we appreciate that any rise in fee levels will not be welcomed by everyone, we can assure all members of the professions that we are continuing to use our income prudently and with oversight from our Audit & Risk and Finance & Resources Committees.”
As the increase has been confirmed by the Privy Council, annual renewal fee notifications will be sent to all veterinary surgeons in early March. Those with any questions about the fee increase or the annual renewal process should contact the Registration Team on email@example.com or 020 7202 0707.