GDC Update: ARF 2024

Council approves our priorities for the next three years and sets the ARF for 2024  

The GDC’s Council has approved our priorities for the next three years and set the budget and Annual Retention Fee (ARF) for 2024.

The ARF for 2024 will be £621 for dentists (a reduction of £69 or 10%) and £96 for dental care professionals (a reduction of £18 or 15.8%).

Council must review our financial position each year to ensure that we have the right balance of income and expenditure, and will do so again in 2025. The Council’s current intention is that the ARF in 2025 will be retained at the same level to provide certainty for registrants but this decision must be made at the time of the review, taking into account the GDC’s priorities and external economic factors.

GDC Chair, Lord Toby Harris, said:

"Council has set fees at a level that ensures we can continue to fulfil our statutory role of maintaining patient safety and public confidence for the next year. Although we will review the GDC’s plans again next year, we will go into this with an intention to maintain the ARF at the same level in 2025."

Looking further ahead, in 2025 Council will consult on the Corporate Strategy for 2026-2028, which will then set the ARF for subsequent years.

Read the news item on our website for further information.

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