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There are two parts to the award.

Stage One is the purchase of the Responsible Business Workbook for £45. This is normally a one-off cost. Click here to purchase your workbook.

Stage Two requires an administration fee to cover the cost of assessing your award application. The application can only be submitted once you have purchased a workbook and have completed the self-assessment process. The workbook contains web links to all orms needed to complete Part One and make the Part Two application.  Click here for more detailed information about Stage Two

As can be seen from the schedule below, the administration fee is levied according to the number of full time employees. Part-time employees should be treated pro-rata.
The Awards are applied for by individual branches and the schedule below is therefore relevant to the number of employees in that branch and not the organisation as a whole.

Administration fees
Micro businesses 0-4 employees £35
  5-9 employees £45
Small businesses 10-24 employees £75
  25-49 employees £100
Medium businesses 50-99 employees £150
  100-249 employees £225
Large businesses 250-499 employees £300
  500-999 employees £450
  1,000 employees upwards £600