As part of their commitment to drive down costs, the SIA are reducing the cost of SIA licences for individuals from next month.
From 1st October 2019 individual licences for all sectors will be reduced from £220 to £210. The reduction applies to both new applicants and those renewing existing licences. Licence holders applying for an additional licence after this date will pay 50% of the new reduced fee.
The licence fee has been set at £220 since January 2012; if adjusted for inflation over this period using the Consumer Price Index, the licence fee would be £257 at March 2019.
SIA Chair Elizabeth France said: "We have held current fee levels for seven years, and I am very pleased to now announce this reduction. We continue to seek improvements in the way we run the SIA and provide value for money for licence holders, approved contractors and the public".
The individual licence fee reduction applies to applications received from 1st October 2019. If applicants are able to delay their licence application without working illegally, it is recommended that they submit it in October in order to benefit from the reduced fee.
If an application has not yet reached the payment stage, it can be cancelled and can be resubmitted after 1st October. If payment has already been processed for an application it cannot be refunded as significant work to process it will have already been completed.
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