Cost to operators

Cost to operators

Fees frozen for third year running

Your FORS fee is made up of:

  • The annual subscription fee – based on total number of vehicles in scope of FORS accreditation
  • An audit fee – based on the number of operating centres accredited

Subscription fees

 Annual subscription 1 to 5 vehicles
1 – 5 vehicles £80 + VAT per vehicle
1 vehicle only special rate £65 + VAT
 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 and Gold operators is required every two years.

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

*smaller operators are those with a total fleet no larger than 3 vehicles

Public / Local Authority fees

Discounted fee for public / local authority accreditation  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

 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 more vehicles

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)

Audits (WFA)

FORS companies who have their own audit infrastructure in place can be approved by FORS to audit their own operating centres.

Fees are based on the fleet size and number of auditors.

Whole Fleet Accreditation (WFA) audit fees Unit price 

QA systems audit (3 days – year 1 only)


QA systems audit (1 day – year 2 onwards)


100% witnessed audits – all auditors to receive 1 witnessed audit every year


100% report QA checks*

*20% of all operating centres in scope of accreditation must be audited each year and 100% of these reports will be QA checked


If you have any queries regarding Whole Fleet Accreditation (WFA), please contact the FORS helpline on 08448 09 09 44 or email: