Memorandum by the Department
of Trade and Industry
1999 (SI 1999/268)
1. The Committee has requested a
memorandum to "explain the basis on which Fee No. 7 in the
for a certified copy of, or extract from, any record) has been
2. The above Regulations are made
at the same time as amendments to the Companies (Fees) Regulations
1991 (SI 1998 No. 3088) and are designed to align EEIG fees with
those for similar services provided for companies. EEIG information
is recorded and disseminated using the same systems and procedures
as that for companies information, and the unit cost calculation
is therefore the same for each.
3. The provision of certified copies,
or extracts from, documents is a highly labour intensive activity,
requiring individual handling and certification of each copy.
4. In 1997/8, 16,000 certified copies
of documents were issued by Companies House at a total cost of
and the unit cost is thus calculated to be £23.63.
The fee of £25
anticipates a predicted further rise in unit costs in the current
18 February 1999