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2018 No. 105

Veterinary Surgeons

The Veterinary Surgeons and Veterinary Practitioners (Registration) (Amendment) Regulations Order of Council 2018

Made

29th January 2018

Coming into force

1st April 2018

At the Council Chamber, Whitehall, the 29th day of January 2018

By the Lords of Her Majesty’s Most Honourable Privy Council

In exercise of the powers conferred by section 11 of the Veterinary Surgeons Act 1966(1) (“the Act”), the Council of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons have made the Veterinary Surgeons and Veterinary Practitioners (Registration) (Amendment) Regulations 2018 (“the Regulations”) set out in the Schedule to this Order.

By virtue of section 25(1) of the Act, the Regulations do not have effect unless approved by order of the Privy Council.

In exercise of the powers conferred by section 25(1) and (2) of the Act, their Lordships make the following Order.

Title and commencement

1.  This Order may be cited as the Veterinary Surgeons and Veterinary Practitioners (Registration) (Amendment) Regulations Order of Council 2018 and comes into force on 1st April 2018.

Approval

2.  The Regulations set out in the Schedule are approved.

Richard Tilbrook

Clerk of the Privy Council

Article 2

SCHEDULEThe Veterinary Surgeons and Veterinary Practitioners (Registration) (Amendment) Regulations 2018

The Council of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons, in exercise of its powers under section 11 of the Veterinary Surgeons Act 1966, makes the following Regulations.

For Part 4 (Fees payable) of the Veterinary Surgeons and Veterinary Practitioners (Registration) Regulations 2014, substitute—

PART 4Fees payable

Table 1

Registration fees payable under regulation 9

Type of registrantFee payable (£)
New graduates registered by 31 December following graduation165
Other persons registered between 1 April and 30 September330
Other persons registered between 1 October and 31 March165

Table 2

Fees for temporary registrants payable under regulations 10, 11 and 14

Type of feeFee payable (£)
Normal registration fee330
Registration fee for practice restricted to period of six months or less165
Retention fee330

Table 3

Retention fees payable under regulation 15

CircumstancesColumn A – Fee payable if payment received on or before 30 April (£)Column B – Fee payable if payment received after 30 April (£)
Standard registrant330365
Overseas practising registrant165200
Non-practising registrant5489

Table 4

Additional fees payable under regulations 16 and 17

Fee paid (£)New circumstance

Extra sum payable if change takes place before 1 October

(£)

Extra sum payable if change takes place on or after 1 October

(£)

54 or 89Practising, but not in the British Islands11155
54 or 89Practising in the British Islands276138
165 or 200Practising in the British Islands16582

Table 5

Credits payable under regulation 18

Fee paid (£)New circumstanceSum to be credited (£)
330 or 365Non-practising registrant138
330 or 365Overseas practising registrant82
165 or 200Non-practising registrant55

Table 6

Restoration fees payable under regulation 19

Type of restorationFee payable (£)
Restoration under section 11(3) of the Act following removal for non-receipt of retention fee330
Restoration in other circumstances82

Pursuant to a resolution of the Council of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons held on 18th January 2018, the Common Seal of the said Royal College was affixed on 18th January 2018 in the presence of—

(L.S.)

Amanda K Boag

Member of Council

Christopher P Sturgess

Member of Council

Eleanor C Ferguson

Officer of the College

EXPLANATORY NOTE

(This note is not part of the Order)

This Order approves the Veterinary Surgeons and Veterinary Practitioners (Registration) (Amendment) Regulations 2018 made by the Council of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (“RCVS”) under section 11 of the Veterinary Surgeons Act 1966 on 18th January 2018. Those Regulations substitute a new Part 4 of the Veterinary Surgeons and Veterinary Practitioners (Registration) Regulations 2014 (“the 2014 Regulations”) (SI 2014/3493).

The new Part 4 of the 2014 Regulations, which takes effect from 1st April 2018, provides for an increase of approximately 5% in the fees for registration and retention of names in the Register of the RCVS.

No impact assessment has been produced for this instrument.

(1)

1966 c. 36; section 11(7) was inserted by SI 2008/1824.

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