Publication - Consultation paper

Fees for seed testing, seed certification and associated seed functions: consultation

Published: 14 Feb 2020

Consultation on amending fees for seed certification, seed testing & associated seed functions to allow full cost recovery.

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Contents
Fees for seed testing, seed certification and associated seed functions: consultation
Schedule 2 - Matters Arising Under the Seeds ( Licensing and Enforcement) (Scotland) Regulations 2020

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Schedule 2 - Matters Arising Under the Seeds ( Licensing and Enforcement) (Scotland) Regulations 2020

Matter

When Payable

Current Fee £

Proposed Fee £

Percentage Change

A. Representations by, and hearings of, a licensed professional seed operator, licensed crop inspector, licensed seed sampler or personnel pertaining to a licensed seed testing station

(i) Fee for making written representations to the Scottish Ministers

On making representations

34.97

37.77

8%

(ii) Fee for being heard by a person appointed by the Scottish Ministers

On applying to be heard

69.99

75.59

8%

B. Licensed seed testing stations

(i) Annual fee payable during the currency of the licence (or a proportion thereof in respect of a part of a year)

Within one month of demand by or on behalf of the Scottish Ministers, annually in advance

1699.50

1547.00

-9%

(ii) Fee payable by a licensed seed testing station in respect of an official examination of seed

Within one month of demand by or on behalf of the Scottish Ministers, annually in arrears

7.63

8.24

8%

C. Cereal Crop Inspection Courses and Examination

Fee for:-

Fee payable within one month of demand by or on behalf of the Scottish Ministers

(i) Cereal Crop inspection course

647.99

699.83

8%

(ii) Initial examination and compulsory re-test

(a) all 3 species groups

101.39

109.50

8%

(b) 2 species

74.65

80.62

8%

(c) 1 species only

37.33

40.32

8%

D. Seed Sampling Courses and Examination

Fee for:-

Fee payable within one month of demand by or on behalf of the Scottish Ministers

(i) Tuition and examination for seed samplers licence (administrative and sampling elements)

435.14

469.95

8%

(ii) Tuition and examination for seed samplers licence (administrative element only)

130.54

140.98

8%

(iii) Re-examination fee for seed samplers license with sampling function enabled

38.06

41.10

8%

(iv) Re-examination fee for seed samplers license with sampling function not enabled

10.91

11.78

8%

E. Seed analyst courses and examination

Fee for:—

Within one month of demand by or on behalf of the Scottish Ministers

(i) Laboratory management course registration

1146.05

1146.05

No increase

(ii) Laboratory management course attendance and examination (per day or part thereof)

432.00

432.00

No increase

(iii) Analyst course registration

1896.81

1896.81

No increase

(iv) Analyst course registration – additional and retake divisions (per division)

184.55

184.55

No increase

(v) Analyst course attendance (per day or part thereof. Number of days depends on division)

432.00

432.00

No increase

(vi) Analyst course examination (per day or part thereof)

Analyst course examination (per day or part thereof)

432.00

432.00

No increase

(vii) Tetrazolium testing course attendance (per day or part thereof)

Tetrazolium testing course attendance (per day or part thereof)

446.68

446.68

No increase

(viii) Tetrazolium testing course examination (per day or part thereof)

Tetrazolium testing course examination (per day or part thereof)

446.68

446.68

No increase


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