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DBS Checks - Fee reduction from 6th April 2022

20th April 2022

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     Fee until 5th April 2022

Fee from 6th 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.