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The Meat (Hygiene and Inspection) (Charges) Regulations 1998

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15.  For the purposes of paragraph 14(b) above, “administrative costs” means all costs reasonably incurred in providing inspection services, including in particular the costs of—

(a)post-qualification training given to inspectors of a particular class in relation to the performance of their functions as a member of that class;

(b)the salaries (including the cost of overtime, pension contributions and employers' National Insurance contributions) of the staff other than inspectors engaged in the administration of inspection services, and such proportion of inspectors' remuneration as is not directly accounted for in the calculation of time costs;

(c)providing office accommodation, equipment and services in relation to inspection services, including depreciation of any office furniture and equipment and also of providing information technology, stationery and forms;

(d)protective clothing and equipment used in carrying out inspections, and of laundering such clothing;

(e)accounting and collecting charges and of providing pay-roll and personnel services in connection with the employment of inspectors; and

(f)other expenses and overheads incurred by or in relation to—

(i)inspectors carrying out inspection services, and

(ii)other staff engaged in the administration of those services.

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