There is a one off charge of £85 + VAT for each Labour Provider to register with NSF. On receipt of this fee, you will be confirmed as a scheme applicant and issued a list of approved Audit Bodies through whom the audit can be commissioned.
Each Audit Body will charge for the audit, renewal, expenses and any other costs incurred. These should be discussed directly with your chosen Audit Body.
The Scheme requires a re-audit and submission by the Audit Body of a Certification report, appropriate to the scope of the business to be certified, within 12 months of the date of previous certification to maintain certification validity. In the case of Scheme Members with Leading status this period will be 18 months.
The labour provider is required to register on the website and pay a nominal fee which may change from time to time and is a commitment to proceed with the Scheme application process.
It is not binding and a labour provider may withdraw from the Scheme application at any stage. However, monies paid are not refundable.
Following review and acceptance of the registration and receipt of the fee, the labour provider becomes a Scheme Applicant.