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Trading Standards fees 2018 to 2019

VAT chargeable on all fees unless stated.

Weight Calibration Service


Explosive licence fees 2018 to 2019
 ServiceCalibration standardsNumber of determinationsResult Fees
 Service A Local Multiple  Values and uncertainty  £30
 Service B Local Single  Error statement  £25

Non standard OIML weights Service B charged at £30

Cleaning and painting charged at £5 for 5kg or less, £7.50 for over 5kg.

Where two or more weights of the same nominal value are submitted at the same time the fee for calibration is reduced by 50% for the second and subsequent weight for Service B only.

Adjustment fee £25 per weight.

Weight hire fees

Fees for weight hire
 Standing charge for hire  £70
 Rate per tonne, or part tonne per day  £70
 Delivery and collection  £95 per hour

 Weights not returned in an acceptable condition will incur a cleaning, painting and adjustment charge.

Weighing instrument fees

Fees for weighing instruments
 Not exceeding 1 tonne  £74
 1 tonne to 10 tonnes  £105
 Exceeding 10 tonnes  £240
 Angling club sale and certificate of errors  £60

50% discount for second and subsequent machine submitted at the same time.

Measuring instrument for liquid fuel and lubricants fees

Fees for measuring instruments for liquid fuel and lubricants
 First meter  £125
 Second and subsequent meter  £75

Road Tankers

Measuring equipment for liquid fuel dispensed in quantities of 100 litres.

Fees for measuring equipment for liquid fuel dispensed in quantities in excess of 100 litres
 Wet hose type with two testing liquids £261
 Dry hose type with two testing liquids £261
 Wet/Dry hose with two testing liquids £378
 Regulation 65 or 66 occurrence Hourly rate of £95 per hour

Miscellaneous fees

For all other services including examining, testing, certifying, stamping, authorising or reporting on any type of weighing or measuring equipment not specified here, including attendance on site, travelling time and hire charges the fee is £95 per hour.

Dorset Clean Air Scheme for divers

The test fee is £75

Petroleum storage fees

Petroleum (Consolidation) Regulations 2014 (Statutory Fees) No VAT chargeable

Fees for petroleum storage
Regulation 6 storage certificate, or Regulation 14 licence where premises to be used for storage of petrol of the following quantities Fee
 Not exceeding 2,500 litres  £44
 Exceeding 2,500 litres, but not exceeding 50,000 litres  £60
 Exceeding 50,000 litres  £125

Petroleum searches of historic records

The fee is £95 per hour, minimum charge 1 hour. Where no records found £47 charge.

Performing animals licence

The fee is £110

Buy With Confidence membership fees

The scheme is a national scheme operated in over 50 local authority areas.  The fees for new members are set nationally. Further details can be found on the Buy With Confidence website.

The new Dorset legacy annual membership fees for renewals from 1 April 2018 are:

Dorset legacy annual membership fees for renewals to the Buy with Confidence scheme
Number of employeesCost
 1 to 5 employees  £110
 6 to 20 employees  £165
 21 or more employees  £220

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