Proposed 20 per cent increase in HCPC registration fees unacceptable say CSP members

More than 1,500 members have answered a CSP request to inform our response to the HCPC's fee rise consultation.

In an overwhelming rejection of the proposal, 97 per cent of members said they disagreed with the increase, with spiralling costs of living and falling real-terms incomes given widely as the reason.

The feeling was universally strong across work sectors and levels of seniority.

While members welcomed the intention from HCPC to improve its operating efficiency and service to registrants, they believed that now was not the time to fund that change through higher charges.

In CSP's response, director of practice and development, Ash James, said: 'our members have made it clear that any increase in costs at this time is unwelcome, but a twenty per cent increase is completely unacceptable'.

Almost two thirds of members who replied to our call said they had either submitted a response direct to HCPC or were planning to do so. The consultation remains open until the end of Thursday 15 December for those who wish to submit their views themselves.

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