BRCGS service fees to increase from 1st August 2020
The BRCGS charge a service fee for every audit that happens. This fee is charged to your certification body and they then pass this cost onto you, by adding it to your audit invoice.
The BRCGS service package fee covers BRCGS costs for managing and updating the Standards and managing the approval and monitoring of your certification body, among other things.
We’ve covered BRCGS services fees for the first time when BRCGS increased their service fee in 2019. The service fee increase for 2020 has now been announced, so we’ve updated this article to cover this.
1st Nov 2014
BRC service package fee rises from £150 to £180 (20% increase)
Participate introduced, subscription fee of £95 per year
No data for 2015 or 2016
1st Oct 2017
BRC service package fee increases from £215 to £300 due to market position and innovations in technology, such as Participate (40% increase)
1st August 2018
BRC service package fee increases to £450 (50% increase)
Subscription fee for Participate removed, as this is included in the new service fee, along with unlimited BRC Professional status’
1st September 2019
Service package fee increases to £500 (11% increase)
1st August 2020
Service package fee increases to £575 (15% increase)
I think we’re all in the wrong business. Do you know of any other business that can increase their prices every year like this?
And to apply a 15% increase in the current climate, as we are on the brink of the greatest recession the world has ever seen – is quite frankly inconceivable.
As always, we’d really like to know your thoughts on this.
Nobody likes paying fees, but we all appreciate that they’re a necessary evil. Do you think the fee you pay per audit is warranted? Please add your thoughts below.
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