Fee reduction for DBS checks

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From 6 April 2022, the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) will be reducing the fees for DBS checks.

The fees will reduce as follows:

Type of DBS check Current fee Fee from 6 April 2022
Basic DBS check £23 £18
Standard DBS check £23 £18
Enhanced DBS check £40 £38
Enhanced with Barred Lists DBS check £40 £38


The fee for the Update Service will remain the same, at £13 per year.

Standard, Enhanced, and Enhanced with Barred Lists DBS checks for volunteer applications will remain free-of-charge.

Eric Robinson, CEO of DBS, said:

“We aim to offer good value for money to our customers and, after a review, we are pleased to be able to reduce the fees for DBS checks. The change in fees reinforces our commitment to providing high quality, reliable, consistent, timely, and accessible services.”

From:Disclosure and Barring Service

Published: 17 March 2022

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