The Care Quality Commission (CQC) is publishing its consultation on the fees that it proposes to charge providers in 2017/18. The proposals follow the plans CQC set out last year to continue to meet the Treasury’s requirement to recover its ‘chargeable costs’ in full from providers. These plans signalled that most sectors would have to move towards full cost recovery over a two-year period.
CQC has always consulted widely on any proposed changes to fees. It will analyse the feedback from this consultation to prepare a response and a final fees scheme to recommend to the Secretary of State, whose consent is required to implement the scheme from 1 April 2017.