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FEES 5.5B.1RRP
4FEES 5.5B applies to respondents.
FEES 5.5B.4GRP
The firms in industry blocks 13 and 15 are cash plan health providers and small friendly societies. The case fee exemption takes into account that the amount in issue is likely to be small relative to the case fee. Instead, the full unit cost of handling complaints against these firms will be recovered through the setting of the relevant general levy.
FEES 5.5B.5RRP
A credit union which is subject to the minimum levy in an industry block is not required to pay any case fee in respect of chargeable cases relating to that industry block.
FEES 5.5B.8RRP
The purpose of FEES 5.5B is to set out the requirements on respondents to pay fees in relation to cases referred to the Financial Ombudsman Service.
FEES 5.5B.10GRP
In each of the Financial Ombudsman Service's jurisdictions, the annual budget reflects the total expected to be raised by levies plus the total expected to be raised by case fees for the relevant financial year.
FEES 5.5B.11GRP
The amount of the case fees will be subject to consultation each year.
FEES 5.5B.12RRP
A respondent must pay to the FOS Ltd the standard case fee specified in FEES 5 Annex 3R Part 1 in respect of each chargeable case relating to that respondent which is closed by the Financial Ombudsman Service, unless the respondent is identified as part of a charging group as defined in FEES 5 Annex 3R Part 3.
FEES 5.5B.13GRP
The exclusion of respondents that are identified as part of a charging group as defined in FEES 5 Annex 3R Part 3 applies only from 1 April 2013. Those respondents continue to be liable for the standard case fee under FEES 5.5B.12 R in respect of chargeable cases closed by the Financial Ombudsman Service before 1 April 2013.
FEES 5.5B.14RRP
But a respondent will only be liable for, and the FOS Ltd will only invoice for, the standard case fee in respect of the 26th and subsequent chargeable cases in any financial year.
FEES 5.5B.15GRP
Until 31 March 2004 a standard case fee was payable for every chargeable case. From 1 April 2004 to 31 March 2005 the standard case was payable for the third and subsequent chargeable cases. From 1 April 2005 to 31 March 2013 the standard case fee was payable for the fourth and subsequent chargeable cases. FEES 5.5B.12 R does not apply retrospectively to financial years before 1 April 2013.
FEES 5.5B.16RRP
A respondent must pay to the FOS Ltd any standard case fee which it is liable to pay under FEES 5.5B and which is invoiced by the FOS Ltd within 30 calendar days of the date when the invoice is issued by the FOS Ltd.
FEES 5.5B.17RRP
A respondent must pay to the FOS Ltd the supplementary case fee specified in FEES 5 Annex 3R Part 2 in respect of each chargeable case (PPI) relating to that respondent which is referred to the Financial Ombudsman Service, as well as any standard case fee under FEES 5.5B.12 R, unless the respondent is identified as part of a charging group as defined in FEES 5 Annex 3R Part 3.
FEES 5.5B.18GRP
The exclusion of respondents that are identified as part of a charging group as defined in FEES 5 Annex 3R Part 3 applies only from 1 April 2013. Those respondents continue to be liable for the supplementary case fee under FEES 5.5B.17 R in respect of chargeable cases (PPI) referred to the Financial Ombudsman Service before 1 April 2013.
FEES 5.5B.19RRP
Notwithstanding the above, a respondent will only be liable for, and the FOS Ltd will only invoice for the supplementary case fee in respect of the 26th and subsequent cases relating to that respondent that fall within 5FEES 5.5B.17 R5 in any financial year.
FEES 5.5B.20RRP
If the respondent is identified as part of a charging group as defined in FEES 5 Annex 3R Part 3, the charging group must pay the special case fee calculated under FEES 5 Annex 3R Part 4 (from 1 April 2013) instead of the respondent paying the standard case fee or the supplementary case fee.
FEES 5.5B.21RRP
The FOS Ltd:(1) will invoice the special case fee as described in FEES 5 Annex 3R Part 4; and(2) may invoice the relevant charging group through any of the individual respondents in the relevant charging group.
FEES 5.5B.22RRP
A charging group must pay to the FOS Ltd any special case fee (including any year-end adjustment) as described in FEES 5 Annex 3R Part 4 within 30 calendar days of the date when the invoice is issued by the FOS Ltd.
FEES 5.5B.23RRP
In respect of the special case fee, individual respondents are jointly and individually liable for the obligations of the charging group of which they are identified as forming part in FEES 5 Annex 3R Part 3.
FEES 5.5B.24RRP
Where a respondent ceases to be a firm, payment service provider, electronic money issuer, CBTL firm, 6a designated credit reference agency, a designated finance platform, VJ participant or claims management company3 (as the case may be) part way through a financial year it will remain liable to pay case fees under FEES 5.5B in respect of cases within the jurisdiction of the Financial Ombudsman Service.215
FEES 5.5B.25RRP
If a respondent does not pay a case fee payable under FEES 5.5B in full to the FOS Ltd before the end of the date on which it is due, that respondent must pay to the FOS Ltd in addition:(1) an administrative fee of £250; plus(2) interest on any unpaid amount at the rate of 5% per annum above the Official Bank Rate from time to time, accruing on a daily basis from the date on which the amount concerned became due.
FEES 5.5B.27RRP
If it appears to the FOS Ltd that in the exceptional circumstances of a particular case the payment of any case fee under FEES 5.5B would be inequitable, the FOS Ltd may (unless FEES 5.5B.29 R applies) reduce or remit all or part of the case fee in question which would otherwise be payable.
FEES 5.5B.28RRP
If it appears to the FOS Ltd that in the exceptional circumstances of a particular case to which FEES 5.5B.27 R does not apply the retention by the FOS Ltd of any case fee which has been paid would be inequitable, the FOS Ltd may (unless FEES 5.5B.29 R applies) refund all or part of that case fee.
FEES 5.1.2AGRP
714Table of FEES 5 rules made by the FOS LtdFEES 5 rules made by the FOS LtdDescriptionFEES 5.5B1515Rules relating to case feesFEES 5 Annex 2R Annual Levy Payable in Relation to the Voluntary JurisdictionFEES 5 Annex 3R Case Fees Payable
FEES 5.1.7GRP
The purpose of this chapter is to set out the requirements on firms to pay annual fees (through a general levy invoiced and collected by the FCA on behalf of FOS Ltd) and case fees (invoiced and collected directly by FOS Ltd) in order to fund the operation of the Financial Ombudsman Service.This Chapter4 also provides for unauthorised persons to pay case fees to FOS Ltd in respect of any relevant complaints which it handles.44
FEES 2.1.5GRP
(1) The following enable the FCA to charge fees to cover its costs and expenses in carrying out its functions:13(a) paragraph 23 of Schedule 1ZA of the Act;13(b) regulation 92 of the Payment Services Regulations;13(c) regulation 59 of the Electronic Money Regulations;13(d) article 25(a) of the MCD Order;1513(e) regulation 21 of the Small and Medium Sized Businesses (Credit Information) Regulations. 13(f) regulation 18 of the Small and Medium Sized Business (Finance Platforms)
FEES 2.1.7GRP
The key components of the FCA12fee mechanism (excluding the FSCS5levy, the FOS5 levy and case fees, and the CFEB levy5which are dealt with in FEES 5,5FEES 6 and FEES 7)5 are:555(1) a funding requirement derived from:(a) the FCA’s12financial management and reporting framework;(b) the FCA’s12budget; and(c) adjustments for audited variances between budgeted and actual expenditure in the previous accounting year, and reserves movements (in accordance with the FCA’s12reserves policy);(2)
FEES 5.9.3GRP
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FEES 5.4.4GRP
A firm should not provide a statement of relevant business if it deals only with eligible complainants who are not consumers4. Relevant business is defined in the Glossary as business done with consumers4 only. So FEES 5.4.1 R does not apply in relation to business done with other types of eligible complainant described in DISP 2.7.3R (2), DISP 2.7.6R (12)(a) and DISP 2.7.6R (12)(a);2 the funding of FOS Ltd in relation to that business is by special case fee only (see FEES 5.5.6
DISP 4.2.6RRP
The following rules in FEES apply to VJ participants as part of the standard terms, but substituting 'VJ participant' for 'firm':(1) FEES 2.2.1 R (late payment) but substituting 'FOS Ltd' for 'the FCA';1515(2) FEES 2.3.1 R and 2.3.2 R (remission of fees);(3) [deleted]18(4) FEES 5.3.6 R (general levy) but substituting:(a) 'Voluntary Jurisdiction' for 'Compulsory Jurisdiction'; and(b) 'FOS Ltd' for 'the FCA';1515(5) FEES 5.3.8 R (calculation of general levy) but substituting:18(a)