The General Council of the Bar has published the 2024/25 Practising Certificate Fee (PCF) and budget for consultation.

We welcome views from the profession on the planned budget for 2024/25 and the proposal to increase PCF.

This consultation closed at 17:00 on Friday 5 January 2024.

If you have any questions, or would prefer to send your responses via email, please contact [email protected]

Consultation questions

  1. Do you agree with the GCB’s proposal to increase the 2024/25 PCF as detailed in the consultation document? If not, please explain why.
  2. Do you think the PCF for 2024/25 represents value for money?
  3. Are you adversely impacted by the level of the practising fee due to a protected characteristic under the Equality Act 2010 (such as age, disability or gender) or due to your individual practising arrangements? If so, please tell us why and how we could meet your needs. Do you agree with our initial Equality Impact Analysis (EIA) of the practising fee, which we have provided with this consultation (Annex B)?
  4. Do you have any other comments regarding PCF or the General Council of the Bar budget for 2024/25?

Read the consultation: