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Fees for statutory services provided by the Animal and Plant Health Agency

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The Animal and Plant Health Agency (APHA) provide a wide range of services for a wide range of end users.

It is appropriate to consider applying a charge to businesses that benefit from a service. In order to recover the full cost of providing the service APHA currently charge end-users. Charges for some services have not been updated for some time and are a long way from reflecting the full cost of providing the service. Some services aren’t currently charged for.

Officials from each of the Administrations across Great Britain (GB), in liaison with APHA have been taking forward a project to review APHA charges.

The APHA Charging Project is currently being undertaken in two tranches. Tranche 1 covers areas where APHA already charge for services. However, charges had not been updated for some time and no longer reflected Full Cost Recovery. Tranche 2 will introduce new charges for existing services. It is likely that as the project progresses, further Tranches will be added in the future.

Welsh Government officials will continue to work with colleagues in APHA and the other GB Government Administrations to ensure a joined-up GB wide approach.

Further information can be found on the website (external link).