CQC - a drive towards full cost recovery

Currently, the CQC’s regulatory functions are funded by fees paid by providers and by grant-in-aid from the Department of Health. Current Government policy requires CQC to increase the fees it charges to registered providers, so that it can move towards fully recovering the chargeable costs of regulating health and adult social care in England.

Following the Government’s Spending Review, the level of grant-in-aid available to the CQC for 2016/17 is such that in order to fulfil its statutory functions, CQC has had to recommend a two-year period to achieve full chargeable cost recovery for all of the sectors it regulates (except for dental and home care providers)

Fee changes £451 increase for a care home with 26-30 residents £573 increase for a single-location community social care provider (such as a home care agency)£58,656 increase for an NHS trust with an income of £125 million to £225 million £1,849 increase for a single-location GP practice with 5,001-10,000 patients

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