APHA seeks views on the proposed introduction of new fees for statutory services

Closed 14 Dec 2015

Opened 26 Oct 2015


* Update 10 April 2018 - Consultation Report published

Between 26 October 2015 and 14 December 2015 APHA consulted on proposals to introduce new fees for some statutory services as set out below.

We are grateful for the interest shown in the proposals.

A summary of the responses can be found on the Government website at GOV.UK.

The summary includes a list of names and organisations that responded but not personal names, addresses or other contact details. Information provided in response to this consultation, including personal information, may be subject to publication or release to other parties or to disclosure in accordance with the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (FOIA) and the Data Protection Act 1998. *







This consultation covers proposals to introduce new fees for statutory services delivered by the Animal and Plant Health Agency (APHA) across England, Scotland and Wales.

A list of stakeholders who have been invited to give their views has been published with this consultation. Other interested parties are also welcome to complete the questionnaire.

For further details of this consultation with regard to Welsh Language, please contact chargingenquiries@apha.gsi.gov.uk

* The public consultation has been extended by one week to 14th December at 23.59, following requests received by stakeholders and recognising the disruption caused by the floods in NW England.*

Why We Are Consulting

The principal purpose of this consultation is to seek views on proposals for introducing new fees to achieve full cost recovery for statutory services which are currently provided free of charge, and to seek further information on the impact of these new fees on industry, including small businesses (49 employees or less). The statutory services where APHA are considering introducing fees are:

  • Animal By-Products
  • Animal Gatherings (England and Wales only)
  • Pet Passports

For guidance on species covered by Animal Gatherings please see https://www.gov.uk/guidance/get-a-licence-to-hold-an-animal-gathering

Please read the Consultation Document listed under "Related Documents" below before completing the questionnaire.  Additional information is also provided via the related information links.

What Happens Next

In line with APHA’s policy of openness, at the end of this consultation period copies of the responses we receive will be published in a summary of the responses to this consultation, along with the Government's response.



  • Trade Unions
  • Food Business Operators
  • Vets
  • Operators of animal gatherings
  • Abattoir Operator
  • Livestock show ground operators
  • Waste Producers and Handlers
  • Farmers


  • Animals
  • Waste and recycling
  • Cattle
  • Pigs
  • Sheep and goats
  • Animal diseases
  • Livestock identification and movement
  • Livestock disease control
  • Meat Industry
  • Travelling with pets
  • Quarantine