Fees charging policy
Where a licence is granted within 6 months of the usual expiry date, the full annual fee is not charged.
Instead, the licence is granted for a period of 1 year plus 1 to 6 months, and expires on the usual expiry date of the following year. The fee charged is the annual fee plus a pro rata amount for each additional month. (Part months are counted as whole months).
When the licence is granted during the first 6 months of the licence fee year, the full annual fee applies.
(This policy came into effect on 1 April 2001).
Please note: The issue and expiry dates of certain types of licences are laid down by central government.