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.
Check if you need to pay the data protection fee before you start.
Use this service to register with the ICO and pay the data protection fee.
What you need to know
You can also call the ICO helpline.
0303 123 1113
Find out about call charges
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.