Paying fee for intervention invoices

Cost recovery rates increased from 1 April 2023

HSE’s fees and charges rates have had an inflationary increase from 1 April 2023. Businesses found to be in material breach of health and safety law will be charged at this new rate. Those businesses that meet their legal requirements will not pay anything for HSE’s regulatory activity.

Find out about the increased recovery rates

HSE administers the FFI scheme, including invoicing and debt recovery functions. Inspectors are not responsible for issuing invoices or for any follow-up actions relating to non-payment of invoices.

Invoices are generally sent out to dutyholders in January, March, May, July, September and November, within 30 working days of the end of each invoicing period. The invoice will contain:

You must pay any invoice we send to you within 30 days unless you're querying or disputing it. If you're only disputing part of an invoice, we expect you to pay the undisputed amount within 30 days.  As FFI fees arise from HSE carrying out its statutory functions, these fees fall outside the scope of VAT, so no VAT will be charged.

If you don't pay your invoice on time, we may take you to court.

Contact the FFI team



0300 0033 190 from 8.30 am to 5 pm, Monday to Friday


FFI team
6.4 Redgrave Court
Merton Road

Updated: 2023-03-31