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Tariff rates for the ERA Licence  

The terms of the ERA Licence provide for tariff rates to be published on the ERA website. The tariff from April 2018 remains unchanged from April 2017.  Tariff increases will apply from 1 April 2019.

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

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

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

(c) an establishment of Higher Education.

 

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

Schools – Licence year commencing 1 April 2018

(a) The annual tariff for students in Primary schools (including Preparatory schools, special schools, pupil referral units and non-maintained special schools) is 45p per student.

(b) The annual tariff for students in Secondary Schools and students in educational establishments of Further Education who have not attained the age of 18 at the start of the education year is 95p per student.


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.

Some examples are listed below:-

State Funded Schools in England

All state funded schools and academies in England are covered by an agreement between ERA and the Department for Education under which relevant licence fees for the Licence year commencing 1 April 2018 will continue to be paid centrally by the Department for Education. Once licence fees are paid the relevant schools will be informed of the licence renewal by our agents the Centre for Education & Finance Management (CEFM). Terms of the CEFM-ERA Joint Data Controller Agreement are available.

Wales

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

Scotland

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

Northern Ireland

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

Independent Schools

The Centre for Education and Finance Management (CEFM) will continue act as ERA’s agent for invoicing for fees and confirming the issue of ERA Licences to Independent schools within England and Wales.

Schools in membership of the Scottish Council of Independent Schools (SCIS), United Learning Trust, Cognita Schools Group and Alpha Plus Group, will be licensed through ERA, and blanket licence agreements with ERA may be put in place. Please contact ERA for further details.

 

Further Education – Licence year commencing 1 August 2018

(i) The annual tariff 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) is 95p 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 is £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 is £2.40 for each full time student or for each full time equivalent student .

Note: Following legislative changes in England effective from 1 August 2015 a “full time equivalent” student in an Educational Establishment of Further Education in England will 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.

 

Higher Education – Licence year commencing 1 August 2018

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 £2.40 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 £2.40 tariff.

 

 

 

Tariff rates for the ERA Licence  –  From April 2016 – March 2017

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) a school (including Primary and Secondary schools)

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

(c) an establishment of Higher Education

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.

 

Schools – Licence year commencing 1 April 2016

(a) The annual tariff for students in Primary schools (including Preparatory schools, special schools, pupil referral units and non-maintained special schools) is 43p per student.

(b) The annual tariff for students in Secondary Schools and students in educational establishments of Further Education who have not attained the age of 18 at the start of the education year is 93p per student.

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.

Some examples are listed below:-

State Funded Schools in England

All state funded schools and academies in England are covered by an agreement between ERA and the Department for Education under which relevant licence fees for the Licence year commencing 1 April 2016 will be paid centrally by the Department for Education. Once licence fees are paid the relevant schools will be informed of the terms of their licence.

Wales

Most Local Authorities pay centrally for all state funded schools within their remit.  The exception is Ceredigion 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

From 1 April 2016 The Centre for Education and Finance Management (CEFM) will act as ERA’s agent for invoicing for fees and confirming the issue of ERA Licences to Independent schools within England and Wales.

Schools in membership of the Scottish Council of Independent Schools (SCIS), United Learning Trust, Cognita Schools Group and Alpha Plus Group, will be licensed through ERA and  blanket licence agreements with ERA may be put in place. Please contact ERA for further details.

 

Further Education – Licence year commencing 1 August 2016

(i) The annual tariff 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) is 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 is £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 is £2.35 for each full time student or for each full time equivalent student .

Note: Following legislative changes in England effective from 1 August 2015 a “full time equivalent” student in an Educational Establishment of Further Education in England will 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.

 

Higher Education – Licence year commencing 1 August 2016

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.

 

 

 

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