COPR fees

It is government policy that the costs of running the regulatory systems are recovered from industry. For the Control of Pesticides Regulations (COPR) this is done by:

  • charging fees for applications for approvals and administrative changes
  • applying an annual charge, known as the levy, on all current approval holders

Approval fees

The amount charged is dependent on the route an application takes to approval as there are different amounts of work, and therefore different costs, involved in the evaluations.

Find out about the different routes to approval.

Please note that COPR fees are fixed which means:

  • you will not be charged a 'top-up fee' if the actual cost of evaluating your application goes beyond the invoiced amount
  • if your application is unsuccessful, you will not be given a refund
Non-committee application types Fee
Departmental £2,600
Secretariat £520
Back-to-back £520
Back-to-back within 12 months £312
Amendments - including the addition or removal of trade names Fee
Amendment with updated schedule -  standard or transitional amendments £312
Amendment without updated schedule £156
Series change (for changes to approval holder details) 1 to 2 approvals £156
3 to 9 approvals £312
10 approvals £520
Committee application types Fee
New active ingredient £52,000
Committee re-submission £26,000
Experimental permits Fee
Experimental permit - Departmental £2,600
Experimental permit - Secretariat £520

Full details of the accepted payment methods will be outlined in your invoice.

Annual charge

The annual charge rate varies from year to year depending on the total annual turnover of all Biocide products authorised under COPR. In order to calculate this, authorisation holders are asked to declare UK sales turnover, net of VAT of authorised products for a set 12-month period. For more information please contact HSE

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Updated 2023-11-17