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ERA Tariff Rates before April 2016

Tariff rates new single ERA Licence  – From April 2015

Schools Licence years commencing 1 April 2015

FE and HE Licence years commencing 1 August 2015

The terms of the ERA Licence provide for tariff rates to be published on the ERA website.

Please refer to the rates set out below by reference to whether your Educational Establishment is

(a) an establishment of Higher Education

(b) an establishment of Further Education (including language schools)

(b) a school (including Primary and Secondary schools).

Abatements against application of the tariff rates may be negotiated at ERA’s discretion to cover groups of Educational Establishments for whom licence fees are paid centrally.

Higher Education

ERA has held discussions with Universities UK and Guild HE for publication of a tariff that will apply for ERA Licences issued from 1 August 2015 when applied to educational establishments with students undertaking courses of Higher Education.

The annual tariff for students in Educational Establishments of Higher Education and students of other Educational Establishments who have attained the age of 18 at the start of the educational year when undertaking courses of Higher Education will remain at the level agreed from 1 August 2014 for each of a further two licence years covering

1 August 2015 to 31 July 2016 and

1 August 2016 to 31 July 2017.

The agreed annual tariff will remain at £2.35 for each full time student or for each full time equivalent student.

A Higher Education student who is not on a full time or sandwich course will be treated as 0.35% of a “full time equivalent” for calculating fees due against the £2.35 tariff.

Information about the agreement has also been published by Universities UK in a Policy Briefing – Update on Copyright Licensing issued to UUK members.

Further Education

ERA has held discussions with Association of Colleges, Colleges Scotland, Colleges Wales and Colleges Northern Ireland to lead to publication of the tariff rates to apply for two licensing years covering:

1 August 2015 to 31 July 2016; and

1 August 2016 to 31 July 2017

when applied to students in establishments of Further Education who are over the age of 18 and not undertaking courses of Higher Education.

ERA Licence Fees applicable to colleges of Further Education will continue to be calculated by applying tariffs to:

(a) students under the age of 18;

(b) students over the age of 18 undertaking courses of Further Education; and

(c) students over the age of 18 undertaking courses of Higher Education.

ERA has previously published tariffs that will apply to students under the age of 18 and students undertaking courses of HE when attending colleges of Further Education which will be in force and apply from 1 August 2015 and these rates will be used when calculating total Licence fees relevant to individual colleges of Further Education (see tariffs for Higher Education and tariff for Schools).

It has now been agreed that for students who are over the age of 18 at the start of the education year and who are undertaking courses of Further Education the relevant annual tariff will be £1.50 for each full time student or for each full time equivalent.

 Further Education Licence Fees:-

(i) For students who have not attained the age of 18 at the start of the education year and who attend establishments of Further Education, each student (on a headcount basis) will be covered by the following tariff rate:

For Licences from 1 August 2015 to 31 July 2016 – 91p per student

For Licences 1 August 2016 to 31 July 2017 – 93p per student.

(ii) The annual tariff for students in Educational Establishments of Further Education who are over the age of 18 at the start of the education year and who are undertaking courses of Further Education

For Licences from 1 August 2015 to 31 July 2016  – £1.50 for each full time student or for each full time equivalent student

For Licences from 1 August 2016 to 31 July 2017  – £1.50 for each full time student or for each full time equivalent student 

(iii) The annual tariff for students in Educational Establishments of Further Education who have attained the age of 18 at the start of the educational year when undertaking courses of Higher Education

For Licences from 1 August 2015 to 31 July 2016  – £2.35 for each full time student or for each full time equivalent student

For Licences from 1 August 2016 to 31 July 2017  – £2.35 for each full time student or for each full time equivalent student 

Note: Following legislative changes in England a “full time equivalent” student in an Educational Establishment of Further Education in England will, with effect from 1 August 2015, be calculated against 540 guided learning hours, as opposed to 450 guided learning hours for previous years.

Full time equivalent student calculations for Educational Establishments of Further Education within Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland will continue to be calculated in accordance with data provided by relevant national governments.

Schools

ERA has reached agreements that enable publication of tariff rates for schools which take out the new single ERA Licence from 1 April 2015

The terms of the single ERA Licence provide for tariff rates to be published on the ERA website. The Schedule of Terms can be accessed via the download menu.

The annual tariff for students in schools shall be

(a) for students in Primary schools (including Preparatory schools, special schools, pupil referral units and non-maintained special schools)

From 1 April 2015 to 31 March 2016 – 40p per student

From 1 April 2016 to 31 March 2017 – 43p per student.

(b) for students in Secondary Schools and students in educational establishments of Further Education (including former Sixth Form Colleges) who have not attained the age of 18 at the start of the education year

From 1 April 2015 to 31 March 2016 – 91p per student

From 1 April 2016 to 31 March 2017 – 93p per student.

Abatements against application of the tariff rates may be negotiated at ERA’s discretion to cover groups of Educational Establishments for whom licence fees are paid centrally.

Current Schools Agreements

ERA has negotiated abated licence fees with umbrella organisations representing large numbers of educational establishments. As a result some educational establishments may be covered by one centrally-held blanket licence.

State Funded Schools:

England

All schools and academies in England are covered by an agreement between ERA and the Department for Education.

Wales

Most Local Authorities pay centrally for all schools within their remit.  The exceptions are Ceredigion Council and Neath Port Talbot Council, where all schools are licensed individually, via CEFM.

Scotland

Most Local Authorities pay centrally for all schools within their remit.  The exception is East Dunbartonshire Council where all schools are licensed individually, via CEFM.

Northern Ireland

All schools in Northern Ireland are licensed through The Education Authority.

Independent Schools

Independent schools are licensed on ERA’s behalf by The Independent Association of Preparatory Schools (IAPS). Exceptions to this are schools in membership of the Scottish Council of Independent Schools (SCIS), United Learning Trust, Cognita Schools Group and Alpha Plus Group, all of which have a blanket licence agreement with ERA. Please contact ERA for further details.

From 1 April 2014 (New Single ERA Licence)

Higher Education

ERA has held discussions with Universities UK and Guild HE to lead to publication of a tariff that will apply for new single ERA Licences issued from 1 August 2014 when applied to educational establishments with students undertaking courses of Higher Education.

The terms of the single ERA Licence provide for tariff rates to be published on the ERA website.

The Schedule of Terms.

The annual tariff for students in Educational Establishments of Higher Education and students of other Educational Establishments who have attained the age of 18 at the start of the educational year when undertaking courses of Higher Education will be

£2.35 for each full time student or for each full time equivalent student.

A Higher Education student who is not on a full time or sandwich course will be treated as 0.35% of a “full time equivalent” for calculating fees due against the £2.35 tariff.

Further Education

ERA has held discussions with Association of Colleges, Colleges Scotland, Colleges Wales and Colleges Northern Ireland to lead to publication of a tariff that will apply for new single ERA Licences issued from 1 August 2014 when applied to students in establishments of Further Education who are over the age of 18 and not undertaking courses of Higher Education.

The terms of the single ERA Licenceprovide for tariff rates to be published on the ERA website.

ERA has previously published tariffs that will apply to student under the age of 18 and students undertaking courses of HE when attending colleges of Further Education.

The annual tariff for students in Educational Establishments of Further Education who are over the age of 18 at the start of the education year and who are undertaking courses of Further Education will be £1.50 for each full time student or for each full time equivalent student.

The rate for a  “full time equivalent” student will be applied against 450 guided learning hours for students who are not full time students, when the £1.50 tariff is applicable.

The rate will apply for new single ERA Licences issued with a commencement date on or after 1 August 2014.

From 1 August 2014 to 31 July 2015 the annual tariffs that may apply to students undertaking course at Further Education establishments will be:-

(a) for students in educational establishments of  Further Education (including former Sixth Form Colleges)  who have not attained the age of 18 at the start of the education year – 89p per student

(b) for students who are over the age of 18 at the start of the education year and who are undertaking courses of Further Education – £1.50 for each full time student or for each full time equivalent

(c) for students of who have attained the age of 18 at the start of the educational year when undertaking courses of Higher Education will be £2.35 for each full time student of for each full time equivalent.

Further discussions will take place concerning any changes to the tariff to apply from 1 August 2015.

Schools

ERA  has reached agreements that enable publication of tariff rates for schools which take out the new single ERA Licence from 1 April 2014

The terms of the  single ERA Licence provide for tariff rates to be published on the ERA website.  Terms and conditions of the new single licence can be found at The Schedule of Terms.

The annual tariff  for students in schools shall be

(a) for students in Primary schools (including Preparatory schools, special schools, pupil referral units and non-maintained special schools)

From 1 April 2014 to 31 March 2015   35p per student
From 1 April 2015 to 31 March 2016   40p per student
From 1 April 2016 to 31 March 2017   43p per student

(b) for students in Secondary schools and students in educational establishments of Further Education (including former Sixth Form Colleges) who have not attained the age of 18 at the start of the education year

From 1 April 2014 to 31 March 2015   89p per student
From 1 April 2015 to 31 March 2016   91p per student
From 1 April 2016 to 31 March 2017   93p per student

From 1 April 2013

The ERA Licensing Scheme sets out a published tariff per full-time (or full-time equivalent) student by type of educational establishment, i.e. primary, secondary, further and higher education. Details of the costs applicable from 1 April 2013 are set out in Statutory Instrument 2013 No 158.

The annual tariff for licences issued after 1 April 2013 (per capita, per annum) is:

Primary: 33p
Secondary: 59p
FE: £1.11
HE: £1.75

From 1 April 2011

The ERA Licensing Scheme sets out a published tariff per full-time (or equivalent) student by type of educational establishment, i.e. primary, secondary, further and higher education. Details of the costs applicable from 1 April 2011 are set out in Statutory Instrument 2011 No 159.

The annual tariff for licences issued after 1 April 2011 (per capita, per annum) is:

Primary: 32p
Secondary: 57p
FE: £1.07
HE: £1.68

From 1 April 2009

The ERA Licensing Scheme sets out a published tariff per full-time (or equivalent) student by type of educational establishment, i.e. primary, secondary, further and higher education. Details of the costs applicable from 1 April 2009 are set out in Statutory Instrument 2009 No 20.

The annual tariff for licences issued after 1 April 2009 (per capita, per annum) is:

Primary: 32p
Secondary: 56p
FE: £1.06
HE: £1.67