You must pay a data protection fee to the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) if you’re a business, organisation or sole trader processing personal data, unless you’re exempt.

Use this service to register with the ICO and pay the data protection fee.

Start now on the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) service

Before you start

Check if you need to pay the data protection fee.

You can also call the ICO helpline.

ICO helpline
0303 123 1113

Where your details will appear

Information including your organisation’s name and address will appear on the data protection public register.

If you run your business from home and do not want your home address to appear on the public register, provide a PO box or alternative address instead.

How much it costs

The annual fee depends on your size and turnover. It’s £40 or £60 for most organisations, including charities and small and medium-sized businesses.

The fee can be up to £2,900 for businesses who employ many people and have a high annual turnover.

Calculate how much you need to pay before you register.

If you do not pay the required fee you may be fined by the ICO.