Providers outraged by increase in registration fees
Organisations representing care providers have condemned the Care Quality Commission’s new registration fees scheme which came into effect from April 1.
Martin Green, chief executive of the English Community Care Association (ECCA), said increased fees for regulation was totally unjustified given the regulator’s poor performance.
“It is taking a minimum of 120 days to register a care service and the star rating scheme has been abolished,” said Mr Green.
“The replacement excellence scheme is not due for a long time, and when it does finally arrive it will be an extra cost burden on an already underfunded sector. CQC should be compensating service users and providers for the huge loss of earnings and disrupted lives their incompetence is causing, instead of raising their fees.”
Nadra Ahmed, chair of the National Care Association (NCA), is angry about the sh