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FEES 7C.3 The TPR SFGB money advice levy and debt advice levy

Obligation to pay TPR SFGB money advice levy or debt advice levy

FEES 7C.3.1R

1A firm must pay the TPR SFGB money advice levy or TPR SFGB debt advice levy applicable to it:

  1. (1)

    in full and without deduction by 1 August (or, if later, within 30 days of the date of the invoice) in the financial year to which the sum relates, unless modified by FEES 7C.3.2R; and

  2. (2)

    in accordance with the rules in this chapter.

FEES 7C.3.2R

1If a firm’s TPR SFGB money advice levy or TPR SFGB debt advice levy for the previous financial year was at least £50,000, the firm must pay:

  1. (1)

    an amount equal to 50% of the TPR SFGB money advice levy or TPR SFGB debt advice levy payable for the previous year, by 1 April (or if later, within 30 days of the date of the invoice) in the financial year to which the sum due under FEES 7C.3.1R relates; and

  2. (2)

    the balance of the TPR SFGB money advice levy or TPR SFGB debt advice levy due for the current financial year by 1 September (or if later, within 30 days of the date of the invoice) in the financial year to which that sum relates.

Calculation of the TPR SFGB money advice levy and debt advice levy

FEES 7C.3.3R

1The TPR SFGB money advice levy and TPR SFGB debt advice levy are each calculated as follows:

  1. (1)

    identify each of the activity groups set out in Parts 1 to 3 of FEES 7C Annex 1R and Part 1 of FEES 7C Annex 2R that apply to the business of the firm for the relevant period (for this purpose, the activity groups under FEES 7C Annex 1R are defined in accordance with Part 1 of FEES 4 Annex 1AR and Parts 2 and 2A of FEES 4 Annex 11R, and the activity groups under FEES 7C Annex 2R are defined in accordance with Part 1 of that Annex);

  2. (2)

    calculate, for each of those activity groups identified in (1), the amount payable in the way set out in FEES 7C.3.4R;

  3. (3)

    add each of the amounts calculated under (2);

  4. (4)

    work out whether a minimum fee is payable under Parts 2 to 4 of FEES 7C Annex 1R and if so how much; and

  5. (5)

    add together the amounts calculated under (3) and (4).

FEES 7C.3.4 R

1The amount payable by a firm with respect to a particular activity group is calculated as follows:

  1. (1)

    calculate the size of the firm’s tariff base for that activity group using:

    1. (a)

      the tariff base calculations in Part 3 of FEES 4 Annex 1AR, Part 3 of FEES 4 Annex 11R and Part 2 of FEES 7C Annex 2R (including only business undertaken from a branch in the UK); and

    2. (b)

      the valuation date requirements in Part 5 of FEES 4 Annex 1AR, Part 4 of FEES 4 Annex 11R and Part 3 of FEES 7C Annex 2R;

  2. (2)

    use the figure in (1) to calculate which of the bands set out in the tables in Parts 1 to 3 of FEES 7C Annex 1R and Part 4 of FEES 7C Annex 2R the firm falls into;

  3. (3)

    add together the fixed sums, as set out in the tables in Parts 1 to 3 of FEES 7C Annex 1R and Part 4 of FEES 7C Annex 2R, applicable to each band identified under (2);

  4. (4)

    the amount in (3) is the amount payable by the firm with respect to that activity group.

FEES 7C.3.5R

1For the purposes of FEES 7C.3.4R:

  1. (1)

    a firm may apply the relevant tariff bases and rates to its non-UK business, as well as to its UK business, if:

    1. (a)

      it has reasonable grounds for believing that the costs of identifying its UK business separately from its non-UK business in the way described in Part 3 of FEES 4 Annex 1AR, Part 3 of FEES 4 Annex 11R and Part 2 of FEES 7C Annex 2R are disproportionate to the difference in fees payable; and

    2. (b)

      it notifies the FCA in writing at the same time as it provides the information concerned under FEES 7C.3.4R(1), or, if earlier, at the time it pays the TPR SFGB money advice levy or TPR SFGB debt advice levy applicable to it.

  2. (2)

    for a firm which has not complied with FEES 4A.2.6R for this period, the TPR SFGB money advice levy and TPR SFGB debt advice levy are calculated using (where relevant) the valuation or valuations of business applicable to the previous period, multiplied by the factor of 1.10.

TPR SFGB money advice levy and TPR SFGB debt advice levy commencement

FEES 7C.3.6R

1The TPR SFGB money advice levy and TPR SFGB debt advice levy under FEES 7C relate to the whole of any fee year and are due for payment from the commencement of the fee year. Any payment made under FEES 7C.3.1R is not refundable.