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Disclosure and Barring Service Are Set To Reduce Their Prices

The Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) have today announced that they will reduce their pricing for Enhanced, Standard and Basic DBS Checks as of the 6th April 2022.

This is the second price reduction in the last two years, as they previously dropped the fee for all levels of check in October 2019.

The price drops are due to improved efficiency at the DBS and therefore their reduced costs are passed on to their customers. The price reduction provides welcome help to employers in reducing their recruitment costs, at a time when recruitment and finding staff is notoriously difficult, it will also tie in with the increase in the National Living Wage.

The DBS have been advised by the Home Office that they will have a legislative slot on the 16th March 2022 for the fee reduction to be approved in Parliament and they expect the reduction in fees to take affect from the 6th April 2022.

What will the new DBS fees be in 2022?

Type of DBS check Current fee Revised Fee
Basic DBS check £23.00 £18.00 (£5 reduction)
Standard DBS check £23.00 £18.00 (£5 reduction)
Enhanced DBS check £40.00 £38.00 (£2 reduction)

DBS Checks & Criminal Record Checks

Volunteer applications will remain to be free and will only be subject to our administration fee. DBS Adult 1st Checks will also continue to be the same price and the DBS Update Service will be charged at the current rate of £13 per annum. 

Care Check will of course pass these reductions on to our client as soon as they take effect, our admin fees will remain the same meaning an application price for DBS checks will drop by £2 to £5 depending on the level)

Not all Umbrellas Bodies will pass on this saving straight away, or at all so it is important that if you are not registered with Care Check and your supplier does not reduce their fees in accordance with the DBS that you question them on it as soon as you can. Our system will update the day of the fee reduction to reflect the new pricing structure so the savings will be passed on immediately.

If you require any more information about the DBS fee reduction, or help with any DBS matter please don’t hesitate to contact us on 0333 777 8575 or info@carecheck.co.uk Care Check has been established for 20 years and is one of the largest suppliers of DBS checks. 

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