Fees

Do I need to pay a fee?

Notifications in respect of premises, contained uses and significant changes (including derogations) require the scrutiny of technical information and therefore attract a fee. There is no charge for notification of administrative changes, accidents or transfer of contained uses.

How do I pay the notification fee?

There are several ways to pay for a notification - BACS, cheque or you can request an invoice.

You must indicate on the form that you have made arrangements to include the appropriate fee for any notification. Payment can be made in several ways but invoicing is the preferred and quickest option.

HSE are often asked if we charge VAT, or for details of the VAT number. The Crown does not charge VAT for a statutory function (of which GMO notifications is one) and subsequently there is no VAT number.

Methods of payment

BACS

Bank: NatWest Bank, London Corporate Service Centre, CPB Services, 2nd Floor, 280 Bishopsgate, London, EC2M 4RB. Account Name: HSE Main Account, Account Number: 10005889, Sort code: 60-70-80 (when a payment is by BACS, a remittance advice usually accompanies the notification. Payment should be made payable to the Health and Safety Executive). For this method of payment please be aware that an invoice will not be generated. If an invoice is required this should be requested before payment is made.

Cheque

A cheque for the correct amount, made payable to the 'Health and Safety Executive' and sent to The Notifications Officer, Health and Safety Executive, Hazardous Installations Directorate, Microbiology and Biotechnology Unit, 1.2 Redgrave Court, Merton Road, Bootle, Merseyside, L20 7HS

Request an invoice

Invoices can be requested via the notification officer and should be made at the time of submitting your notification. Please include a purchase order with your invoice request if you require a purchase order number to appear on the invoice. Some organisations are unable to pay an invoice without a purchase order number.

GMO notification fees

Reg Subject Fee Form RA Notification period Consent
9 First use of premises:class 1, non-harmful GMMs £502 CU1 yes None. The notifier may begin work as soon as HSE acknowledges receipt of the notification AND any requirements relating to activity notification have been met. no
9 First use of premises where CU1 is accompanied by a class 2, 3, 4 or harmful non-GMMs (LGMO) activity notification None – just fee for accompanying class 2, 3, 4 or LGMO paid CU1 no None. The notifier may begin class 1 work and work with non-harmful GMMs as soon as the HSE acknowledges receipt of the notification (AND any requirements relating to such activity notification have been met)  but the notifiable activities notification period still applies. no
10 First class 2 activity £1003 CU2 yes 45 days from date of acknowledgement, or sooner if Competent Authority (CA) agrees no
10 Subsequent class 2 activity £1003 CU2 yes None, The premises may begin work as soon as the HSE acknowledges receipt of the notification no
11 First class 3 activity £1086 CU2 yes The CA must issue a Consent (or a reason for refusal) within 90 days of acknowledgement. A Consent cannot be issued in less than 30 days, as the public has a right to make representation up to 30 days. yes
11 Subsequent class 3 activity £1086 CU2 yes The CA must issue a Consent (or a reason for refusal) within 45 days of acknowledgement. A Consent cannot be issued in less than 30 days, as the public has a right to make representation up to 30 days. yes
11 First class 4 activity £1252 CU2 yes The CA must issue a Consent (or a reason for refusal) within 90 days of acknowledgement. A Consent cannot be issued in less than 30 days, as the public has a right to make representation up to 30 days. yes
11 Subsequent class 4 activity £1252 CU2 yes The CA must issue a Consent (or a reason for refusal) within 45 days of acknowledgement. A Consent cannot be issued in less than 30 days, as the public has a right to make representation up to 30 days. yes
12 First harmful non-GMM activity i.e. LGMO £1003 CU2 yes 45 days from date of acknowledgement, or sooner if CA agrees. NB for non-GMMs, "harmful" refers only to human harm. There is no notification requirement for environmental risks, although a risk assessment must be done. no
12 Subsequent harmful non-GMM activity i.e. LGMO £1003 CU2 yes 45 days from date of acknowledgement, or sooner if CA agrees. NB for non-GMMs, "harmful" refers only to human harm. There is no notification requirement for environmental risks, although a risk assessment must be done. no
14 / 15

Significant change, administrative only**

No None letter no None no
15 Significant change, requiring alteration to risk assessment £750 None letter yes None variable
19 Derogation under Reg 19 (2) after normal notification has been submitted £750 None letter yes   variable
19 Derogation under Reg 19 (2) as part of a notification none CU1 and/or CU2 yes   variable
25 Condition/alteration/ termination/ suspension imposed by Competent Authority none done by CA no Immediately or as specified by the CA As specified by CA
 
Updated 2021-08-02