CQC announces changes in regulatory fees
Caring Times, May 2014
The Care Quality Commission (CQC) has published details of the fees to be paid by providers from 1 April 2014. CQC says the fees scheme reflects government policy which requires the Commission to recover the costs of regulation from providers. It has been approved by the Secretary of State for Health.
The changes include a 1.5% increase in fees payable by providers of adult social care services. The Commission says it has also adjusted the fee bandings for providers of care home services to more evenly distribute fee charges.
“As a result of the consultation we ran last year, this is the decision we have made for the year 2014/15,” said CQC chief executive David Behan
“We will undertake a review in the year ahead and consult again regarding next year’s fees in the autumn. We will continue to review fees in consultation with stakeholders, whilst ensuring that we are delivering value for money.”