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The Friendly Societies (General Charge and Fees) Regulations 2001

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SCHEDULE 2FEE PAYABLE FOR CENTRAL OFFICE, CHIEF REGISTRAR OR COMMISSION FUNCTIONS

Nature of applicationfee payable
£

1.  For the incorporation of a friendly society and the registration of the friendly society’s rules—

(a)where it relates to a new friendly society

980

(b)where it relates to an existing society

780

2.  For the registration of a branch

220

3.  For the grant of authorisation under section 32 of the 1992 Act in respect of each class of insurance business and each description of non-insurance business authorised

1,120

4.  For the grant of authorisation under section 33 of the 1992 Act

180

5.  For the registration of an annual return or a set of annual accounts (except where the society or branch concerned has by written notice sent to the central office irrevocably elected to pay the fees specified in paragraph 6 of this Schedule)—

(a)in the case of an annual return or set of annual accounts for a year of account ended on or before 31st December 2000

(i)where it relates to a society

140

(ii)where it relates to a branch

65

(b)in the case of an annual return or set of annual accounts for any subsequent year of account

(i)where it relates to a society

150

(ii)where it relates to a branch

70

6.  The fees specified in this paragraph shall be payable where the society or branch concerned has by notice made an election under paragraph 5 of this Schedule:

(a)for the acknowledgement of registration of an amendment to rules (including approval of name in the case of an amendment effecting a change of name of a society or a branch)—

(i)if the amendment substitutes an entire set of rules for the existing set of rules (except as provided in paragraph 19 of this Schedule)—

(A)where made by a society

560

(B)where made by a branch

185

(ii)if the amendment does not substitute an entire set of rules for the existing set of rules—

(A)where made by a society

280

(B)where made by a branch

75

(b)for the acknowledgement of registration of a notice of change in the situation of a registered office

(A)of a society

40

(B)of a branch

40

(c)for the acknowledgement issued in respect of a notice of appointment of a trustee or trustees—

(A)of a society

40

(B)of a branch

40

(d)for the acknowledgement of registration of a change of name of an incorporated friendly society

180

(e)for the acknowledgement of registration of an alteration of the memorandum of an incorporated friendly society

300

7.  For the registration of a special resolution—

(a)where the special resolution relates to an amalgamation or a transfer of engagements

410

(b)where the special resolution relates to a conversion

675

8.  For the appointment of an inspector or calling of a special meeting by the Chief Registrar

250

9.  For the calling of a special meeting by the Commission

565

10.  For the appointment of an inspector by the Commission

225

11.  For the registration of an instrument of dissolution or alteration therein—

(a)of a society

485

(b)of a branch

350

12.  For an award of dissolution where the matter is settled without a hearing or upon one hearing without adjournment

55

13.  For an award of dissolution where more than one hearing is required or where the hearing is adjourned—

  • The same fee as where the matter is settled upon one hearing without adjournment and in addition for every hearing after the first and for every adjournment

55

14.  For a direction for division or appropriation of assets of a society—

(a)where the value of the assets is £1,000 or less

20% of that value

(b)where the value of the assets exceeds £1,000

£200 with an additional £10 for every £100 or part thereof in excess of £1,000

15.  For an investigation into the affairs of a society or branch with a view to an award of dissolution thereof

1000

16.  For a document required to be signed by a Registrar, or to bear the seal of the central office, not chargeable with any other fee, provided that such fee shall not be paid by a society or branch which has not by notice elected as in paragraph 6 of this Schedule

50

17.  For the approval of a form of model rules relating to a society registered as a working men’s club submitted by a sponsoring association or body

1,080

18.  For the approval of a form of model rules relating to a society registered as a working men’s club submitted by a sponsoring association or body where such form of model rules amends an already approved form of model rules and contains a maximum of six amendments

285

19.  For the registration of an amendment of rules of a society registered as a working men’s club, being a substitution of an entire set of rules for the existing set of rules, where the entire set of rules is in the form of model rules and where the application for registration is made through and endorsed by the association or body which has sponsored the rules contained in the said model

90

20.  For the confirmation of an amalgamation or transfer of engagements

2,245

21.  For the confirmation of an amalgamation or transfer of engagements where a society which is not a society to which section 37(2) or (3) of the 1992 Act applies has made an application which is accepted by the Commission for a reduction in the fee otherwise payable

225

22.  For the approval by the Commission of a statement relating to an amalgamation or transfer of engagements required to be sent by a society to its members under paragraph 1 of Schedule 15 to the 1992 Act or of a statement relating to a conversion required to be sent by a society to its members under paragraph 3 of that Schedule

2,245

23.  For the approval by the Commission of a statement required to be sent by a society to its members as described in paragraph 22 of this Schedule where a society which is not a society to which section 37(2) or (3) of the 1992 Act applies has made an application which is accepted by the Commission for a reduction in the fee otherwise payable

340

24.  For the registration of a copy of an instrument of transfer of engagements

190

25.  For the registration of a scheme under section 6(5) of the 1992 Act

125

26.  For a request to cancel the registration of a society

50

27.  For the confirmation of a conversion

2,245

28.  For the consent of the Commission that an instrument of dissolution or alteration shall be of effect for the purpose of affecting or facilitating a transfer of engagements to any other friendly society or to a company

2,245

29.  For the consent of the Commission for a society to form or acquire control of a body corporate jointly with a person other than another incorporated friendly society

2,245

30.  For the consent of the Commission for a society to undertake to fulfil the engagements of another society by a special resolution of the committee of management

340

31.  For the grant of a dispensation by the Commission of the requirements of section 47(1) to (6) of the 1992 Act

52

32.  For a direction to a society by notice extending the period (by not more than 3 months) within which the society shall send three copies of the abstract of the actuary’s report which it is required to send to the Commission under section 46(3) of the 1992 Act

52

33.  For a direction to a society by notice extending the period (by not more than 6 months) within which the society shall cause to be made and sent to the Commission the abstract of the actuary’s report which under section 47(2) of the 1992 Act should be made and sent to the Commission

52

34.  For the extension by the Commission of the period within which, under regulation 57(1) of the Friendly Societies (Insurance Business) Regulations 1994(1), a society is required to deposit three copies of the statement or underwriting account prepared by the society under regulation 55(1), (3), or (5), or 56(1) or (2) of those Regulations 52

35.  For the consent of the Commission for a society to value implicit items in accordance with the provisions of regulations 9 to 11, with respect to long term business, and regulation 11, with respect to general business, of the Friendly Societies (Insurance Business) Regulations 1994

215
(1)

S.I. 1994/1981, as amended by S.I.s 1996/3008, 1997/966, 1997/2849 and 1998/3034.

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