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
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.
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
|Committee application types||Fee|
|New active ingredient||£52,000|
|Non-committee application types||Fee|
|Back-to-back (within 12 months) *||£312|
|* See details of the requirements for a reduced fee back-to-back within 12 months.|
|Amendment with updated schedule||£312|
|Series change||1-2 products||£156|
|Experimental permit - Departmental||£2,600|
|Experimental permit - Secretariat||£520|
Full details of the accepted payment methods will be outlined in your invoice.
The levy rate varies from year to year depending on the total annual turnover of all products approved under COPR. In order to calculate this, every year in September, approval holders are asked to declare'their sales turnover for COPR approved products for a set 12-month period. If you want to find out more about the levy, how it is calculated and how it should be paid, you should contact us.