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Dangerous dogs: Exempted Index fee increase

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The amount it costs to place a banned type of dog on the Index of Exempted Dogs is increasing from the 1st July 2013.

From 1 July 2013 the application fee to place a dog that is a banned type, such as a Pit Bull, on the Index of Exempted Dogs in England and Wales will increase from £24 per dog to £92.40 per dog. The new fees will apply to all applications received on or after this date.

This change to the fees is set out in The Dangerous Dogs (Fees) (England and Wales) Order 2013. The Scottish Government is introducing the same change in Scotland from the same date.

This increase in fees follows a consultation on tackling irresponsible dog ownership that was launched in 2012. A summary of responses and the way forward was announced on 6 February 2013.

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Photo credit: Pit Bull type dog provided by RSPCA