UKLA fees

Information on fees payable by issuers and sponsors.

On this page:

Issuer fees

Sponsor fees

Payment methods

Issuer fees 

There are various fees payable by issuers for the review and formal approval of documents by the FCA.

Vetting fees

A vetting fee is payable for the review work we perform before formal approval of the document under the Listing Rules or Prospectus Rules. Vetting fees are payable on submission and are payable irrespective of whether an approval is granted or not.

Vetting fees vary depending on document type and are set out in FEES 3 Annex 12.​

Paying the vetting fee

Document vetting fees should be paid when you submit the first draft of the document to us. Payment by cheque, or confirmation of electronic payment should be sent to the UKLA. In the case of electronic payments a payment form must be completed.

Annual fees for issuers

 

Paying the annual fees

  • Annual fees are invoiced by our revenue department. Find out more about annual fees or call the fees helpline on 0845 606 9966.

Sponsor fees 

Annual fees

Sponsors are currently charged an annual fee of £25,000 per annum. The year runs 1 April – 31 March. Our revenue department invoices sponsor firms when the amount falls due.

Definitive details are set out in FEES4.2.11 and we strongly advise sponsors or applicants to review in full the FEES section of the FCA Handbook.

Application fee

Firms applying to be included on the sponsor register must pay an application fee as follows:

Fee type

Amount (£)

Application for approval as sponsor

£15,000

Application for approval as sponsor
(following change of legal status – see FEES 3 Annex 1, Part 7)

£5,000

Application fees are non-refundable (see the details in FEES 3 Annex 4R). If you are a sponsor or applying to become one, we strongly advise you to review the full FEES section in the FCA Handbook.

  • Please ensure a payment form is used for electronic payments.

Payment methods 

You can pay vetting fees by any of the following means. Annual fee payment methods are described on the relevant invoice.

Payment Method

Further Details

Electronic payment is made via CHAP/BACS

A payment form must be submitted to the UKLA through our Electronic Submissions System for every electronic transfer made in payment of Vetting, Non annual and Sponsor Fees.

Information to enable you to make an electronic transfer can be found on the UKLA Electronic Payment Form (PDF).

Credit Card

It is also possible to pay by credit card (MasterCard or Visa only). If you wish to make such a payment, please contact us on 020 7066 8348.

Cheque

Cheques should be made payable to 'The Financial Conduct Authority'.