DBS check fees to reduce

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The Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) will reduce their fees for basic, standard and enhanced DBS checks from 1 October.

Fees for basic and standard checks will be reduced from £25 and £26 respectively to £23, while an enhanced check will drop from £44 to £40. The annual fee for the DBS update service will remain the same (£13).

Thank you to employers who responded to the DBS survey, which has helped inform their review of the fees charged for their services.

NHS Employers will continue to encourage the DBS to make improvements to the update service to ensure this meets the needs of NHS organisations.

For more information on the new price points please see the table below and the DBS website.

For more information on when employers should seek a DBS check, please see NHS Employer's criminal record check standard.

Type of DBS check Current fee Fee from 1 October 2019
Basic DBS check £25.00 £23.00
Standard DBS check £26.00 £23.00
Enhanced DBS check £44.00 £40.00

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