The UK’s independent authority set up to uphold information rights in the public interest, promoting openness by public bodies and data privacy for individuals.

How much does it cost?

For most organisations it's £35

The cost of your data protection registration depends on your size and turnover, but for most businesses it costs £35.

You'll only need to pay £500 if you have:

  • a turnover of £25.9M and more than 249 members of staff
    or
  • if you are a public authority with more than 249 members of staff.

How can I pay?

Direct debit

We will send you a direct debit form with your application confirmation or renewal reminder. 

Lost your direct debit form or need another one? Download a direct debit form (pdf)

Credit or debit card

If you'd prefer to pay online, you'll need your order reference and registration reference (we sent these as part of your registration confirmation or renewal reminder).

You can pay online today at ico.org.uk/pay  

Cheque

It's cheaper for us if you pay by direct debit, but you can pay by cheque. Please make your cheque payable to the Information Commissioner’s Office, and write your application reference number or registration number on the back.

Due to the high cost we no longer accept BACS payments.