NMC Raise their Fees

Posted on 27 November 2012 by Sarah Garry

On the 25th October 2012 the NMC announced that it would be raising the registration fees for nurses from the current £75 a year to £100 a year from February 2013.  The fees will be fixed at this rate for two years, after which time they will be reviewed again.  This rise in fees comes at a time when Nurses and Allied Health Professionals are experiencing pay freezes and rebanding, which makes it a challenging time for those working within healthcare.

On the 25th October 2012 the NMC announced that it would be raising the registration fees for nurses from the current £75 a year to £100 a year from February 2013.  The fees will be fixed at this rate for two years, after which time they will be reviewed again.  This rise in fees comes at a time when Nurses and Allied Health Professionals are experiencing pay freezes and rebanding, which makes it a challenging time for those working within healthcare.

BARNA are disappointed that the NMC have chosen to increase fees in what is proving to be a difficult year for nurses throughout the country. BARNA is aware that many nurses have seen a decrease in recruitment within their departments over the last few months, and a decrease in the training and education budget allotted to them by their Trust. This means that nurses face additional costs for their fees, and for the training to allow them to retain their professional status.

Regardless, BARNA reminds its members that to legally work as a nurse within the UK, registration of the NMC must be kept up to date. All registered nurses who are UK tax payers are able to claim tax relief on their annual registration fees. This is also true of registration with industry associations such as BARNA. The first time you make a claim for tax relief, you can include fees that you have paid over the last six years. More information including how to make a claim, can be found on the HMRC website.

For more information and frequently asked questions from the NMC about the fees increase, click here

Barna. British Anaesthetic and Recovery Nurses Association