INTEGRITY FEES 2018

25Jan

The Integrity Fee has increased to £25 per horse from 1st January 2018. Registration of horses to race is therefore £50 per horse.

Info from December 2017 Director Update:
• Integrity
In 2008 the ‘Integrity Fee’ was introduced at a rate of £3 per horse entry. In 2011 the fee was raised to £4 per horse entry.
In 2013 the fee was altered to £20 per horse registered to race and has remained at this rate.
Integrity Income spending:
In 2015, 64% of the costs was spent on laboratory fees, 24% on the ‘Black Box’ (first machine purchased in this period), 6% on kits for samples, 3.5% on postage of samples and 2.5% on travel claims.
In 2016, 45% of the costs was spent on laboratory fees, 42% on Enquiries and Appeals, 5% on kits for samples, 4% on the ‘Black Boxes’, 2% on postage of samples and 2% on travel claims.
So far in 2017, 50% of the costs has been spent on laboratory fees, 25% on the ‘Black Boxes’ (3 machines operating), 18% on Enquiries and Appeals, 5% on kits for samples, 1.5% on postage of samples and 0.5% on travel claims.
Due to exchange rates and the falling value of the pound, analysis fees have risen by almost 30% since January 2015. Postage rates have risen and the integrity budget has been negatively impacted by non and late payment of fines and costs orders.
The Directors determined that in order for the Integrity Programme to remain operational at the level applied since 2015, it is unfortunate and unavoidable that the Integrity Fee will have to be raised for 2018. The Integrity Fee per horse will be set at £25 per horse.