The arrangements have been agreed between the Department of Health, NHS England and the two companies, which are owned by the Department of Health. The main principle is that NHS bodies previously funded the holding and operating costs of the properties and they will continue to do so.
The letter is addressed to NHS Property Services Ltd, Community Health Partnerships Ltd, NHS England, clinical commissioning group accountable officers, GPs, NHS trusts and foundation trusts.
Updated to add a follow-up letter to commissioners to notify them of the actual charges. This letter was attached to the individual schedules of charges issued to each of the commissioning bodies on 17 May 2013.