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The Wildlife Licence Charges (England) Order 2018

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3.—(1) Where Natural England issues a licence of a description in column 1 of the Schedule in relation to an application of a kind described (where appropriate) in column 2 of the Schedule, the applicant must pay to Natural England—

(a)any corresponding fixed charge specified in column 3 of the Schedule;

(b)any corresponding variable charge specified in column 4 of the Schedule;

(c)where applicable, both of the charges referred to in paragraphs (a) and (b); and

(d)an additional charge, where paragraph (2) applies.

(2) This paragraph applies in respect of any licence for which a fixed charge alone is payable under paragraph (1)(a), where Natural England—

(a)requires further information from an applicant prior to issuing a licence; or

(b)issues a licence following review of an application it has rejected.

(3) A variable charge referred to in paragraph (1)(b) is calculated by multiplying the total number of hours spent by Natural England in assessing the licence application by £101.

(4) An additional charge referred to in paragraph (1)(d) is calculated by multiplying the additional hours spent by Natural England in connection with paragraph (2)(a) or paragraph (2)(b) by £101.

(5) For the purposes of paragraphs (3) and (4), the number of hours spent may be rounded to the nearest quarter of an hour, and expressed as a fraction accordingly, where the time spent is—

(a)less than one hour; or

(b)not a whole number of hours.

(6) A charge payable under this Order is payable to Natural England on demand.

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