What we do
We are now able to accept applications for the Voluntary Approval Scheme.
In March 2019, we were informed by the Welsh Government that there was a problem in relation to the legal basis of the scheme which meant the scheme needed to be closed. This was due to a change made to the governing legislation by the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP).
Following intensive discussions, the Welsh Government, DWP and HMRC are in agreement that a new scheme will ultimately be required to replace the existing 2007 scheme. However, in the meantime DWP and HMRC are prepared to honour all tax and benefit payments associated with the 2007 scheme.
For the time being therefore, and until the introduction of a new Welsh Government scheme, which is recognised in UK Government law, we will continue to operate the 2007 scheme in respect of approvals and renewals. This decision means that we are able to re-open the scheme and start processing both renewals and new applications.
Is there a charge to use this service?
Yes - £96.00 for the first year, £55.00 renewal fee per year.
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Care Inspectorate Wales
Opening timesMonday - Thursday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
Friday: 9:00 - 4:30pm
Saturday - Sunday: Closed