Cost to operators

Cost to operators

Your FORS fee is made up of:

  • The annual subscription fee – based on total number of vehicles operated
  • An audit fee – based on the number of operating centres accredited

Your annual subscription fee is based on the total number of vehicles you operate.

2017 subscription fees

2017 Annual subscription 1 to 5 vehicles
1 – 5 vehicles £80 + VAT per vehicle
1 vehicle only special rate £65 + VAT
2017 Annual subscription 6 to >100 vehicles
Fleet size 6-10 11-25 26-50 51-100 >100
Subscription fee – based on total fleet size £420 + VAT £630 + VAT £900 + VAT £1,700 + VAT £2,250 + VAT
Audit fee per operating centre
Standard rate £450 + VAT
Small operator rate (total fleet not larger than 3 vehicles) £420 + VAT
Follow-up audit type* Fee 
Desk based follow up £100 + VAT
Operating centre £235 + VAT

*Type of follow up audit is determined by the auditor based on the outcome of the initial audit.

FORS Silver and Gold fees

Annual Silver and Gold FORS accreditation is as follows:

Bronze audit fee for Silver operators is required every two years.  Bronze audit fee for Gold operators is required every three years

Silver Gold
Annual subscription fee As per bronze
Annual Silver/Gold evidencing check £235 + VAT £235 + VAT
Silver/Gold evidencing follow up check to observe the correction of any found action point £100 + VAT £100 + VAT

Public / Local Authority fees

2017 Discounted fee for public / local authority accreditation 2017 Fee for public / local authority FORS ‘Specifiers’
Annual Subscription Audit fee Annual Subscription Audit fee

£750+VAT for Authorities with 26 or more vehicles

For authorities with 25 or less vehicles the annual subscription will be as per the tables above

First audit free (additional audits £450+VAT) No charge Two audits free (additional audits £450+VAT)

Charity Fees

2017 Discounted fee for registered charity accreditation
Annual Subscription Audit fee

£420+VAT for registered charities with 25 or less vehicles

£750+VAT for registered charities with 26 or morevehicles

First audit free (additional audits £450+VAT)

Other fees

Other audit fees Fee
Out of hours audits
(Monday to Friday before 0900hrs and after 1730hrs. Saturday and Sunday.)
Follow up rate
Standard rate
Small operator rate (total fleet not larger than 3 vehicles)
£345 + VAT
£525 + VAT
£495 + VAT
Enhanced audits (following FORS downgrade or suspension) £645 + VAT
Audits undertaken outside the UK Ireland
Other countries (click here for a full list)
Desk based follow up audit
£595 (no VAT)
£895 (no VAT)
£100 (no VAT)

Note: valid from 17 February 2017