How to work out your FORS fee

How to work out your FORS fee

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

A

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

To calculate your bronze audit fee you need to identify the number of audits that you require.

B

Number of Audits per year (2017)
Number of operating centres to be FORS accredited Number of audits required per year
1-3 All operating centres
4-15* 3 operating centres
16+* 20% of operating centres

* Multi Operating Centre Accreditation (MOCA)

C

The fee for each operating centre audit is:

2017 Audit fee per operating centre
Standard rate £450 + VAT
Small operator rate (total fleet not larger than 3 vehicles) £420 + VAT

D

Your Bronze audit fee is:

2017 Annual Bronze audit fee
Number of audits per year (B) multiplied by audit fee (C) = Annual Bronze audit fee

E

Your total annual Bronze FORS fee is:

Total annual Bronze FORS fee 2017
Annual subscription fee (A) plus annual Bronze audit fee (D) = Total annual Bronze FORS fee

 Steps to calculating your FORS fee

Calculating your FORS fee

FORS Silver and Gold fees

Annual Silver and Gold FORS accreditation is as follows:

Silver Operators: Silver evidencing fee required every year and a Bronze evidencing fee required every two years.

Gold Operators: Gold evidencing fee required every year, Silver evidencing fee required every year, and a Bronze evidencing fee required every three years. Please note that in line with recent changes to the Gold rules, Bronze evidencing fees will be required every two years from 1 January 2018. Also note that the Gold evidencing fee for smaller operators (1-3 vehicles) will be removed from 1 January 2018.

Silver Gold
Annual subscription fee (2017) 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

Whole Fleet Accreditation (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. Price on application.

Follow-up audits

An audit convened to observe the correction of any found action point

Follow-up audit type* 2017 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.

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

2017 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)