Today the Government published the order which will increase firearms fees, as widely expected. The levels have not changed from those mooted in the past.
The table below, drawn directly from Statutory Instrument 2015/611, sets out the fee increases for various types of certificate. Click to enlarge.
The instrument was laid before Parliament today and, assuming it is not rejected by the Commons, will come into force from 6th April.
Variations are going down from £26 to £20. If you were thinking about sending in a variation, don’t do it until then!
Commentary from UKSN about this increase in fees is available here. I think this has come about from the police desire to drive up backroom costs to set a high benchmark for future firearm fees negotiations.