The ICO exists to empower you through information.

Every organisation or sole trader who processes personal information needs to pay a data protection fee to the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO), unless they are exempt.

Please note: There have been some changes to our website. If you have received correspondence that mentions clicking on 'first time payment' and you are paying for the first time, please use the 'Register' button below.

There are some private companies who offer to complete the data protection fee on behalf of your organisation, often charging more than the standard cost. Be aware that these agencies have no official standing or powers under data protection law, and there is no connection between them and the ICO – we recommend you pay the ICO directly.