Current Statutory Fees

Fees are set by the Secretary of State and were amended in Parliament by The Certification Officer (Amendment of Fees) Regulations 2005 (SI 2005/713) under the provisions of sections 108 and 293 of the Trade Union and Labour Relations (Consolidation) Act 1992.


Current statutory fees

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Function Fee Payable
Application for approval of a proposed instrument of Amalgamation or transfer of engagement £1,850
Application for approval of a change of name £96
Inspection of documents in respect of amalgamations or transfers of engagements £19
Entry of the name of an amalgamated organisation in the lists where the name of each amalgamated organisation is already on the list £41
Application for listing of a trade union or employers’ association £150
Application by a trade union for a certification of independence £4,066
Issue of a certificate of independence to an amalgamated trade union where each amalgamating union had such a certificate £41

In addition to the statutory fees above a charge will be made for the inspection of annual returns and rules of trade unions and employers’ associations.

There will be a charge of: £2 per Annual Report or rules of a trade union or employers’ association to be inspected at the Certification Office; and 35p per page for each required photocopy, fax or scanned copy.

Where needed, a charge will also be made in respect of retrieval costs for items that the Certification Office keeps in external storage and to recover postage costs. If a charge is to be made, confirmation of the payment due will be given before the information is provided. Payment may be requested prior to provision of the information.

Published 10 December 2014