In late 2018, the Health and Care Professions Council put forward the case to increase their registration fees by 18%, well above inflation and the third such significant increase in just seven years. We believe this was unjustified. They consulted on the matter, and despite strong opposition from registrants and professional bodies, decided to push ahead with the increase in February 2019. However, later in 2019, the decision was made to review the increase, before in February 2020 the HCPC announced a halving of the increase and that graduate discounts would be retained. This represented a significant victory for the AHP bodies, including the BDA, and individual AHPs who campaigned agains tthe increase.
The BDA and our partners within the Allied Health Professions Federation opposed the change, and undertook a number of actions: