The basis on which fees are payable for registered prescribed businesses are contained in The Criminal Justice (Proceeds of Crime) (Bailiwick of Guernsey) Law, 1999 ("the Proceeds of Crime Law").  Paragraph 2(3)(b) of Schedule 5 to the Proceeds of Crime Law sets out the fee payable when a prescribed business submits a Registration form to the Commission ("the registration fee") and paragraph 3(2) sets out the annual fee payable, calculated in the same manner as in paragraph 2(3)(b).
In order to assist firms the Commission has prepared the following summary of fees in general terms payable by prescribed businesses (lawyers, accountants and estate agents) in respect of the AML/CFT/CPF framework for such businesses. For information on the fee payable by individuals registered under the Director Registration Regime, please see the Director Registration Regime page.
Number of Staff Fee
1-5 £830
6 £945
7 £1,080
8 £1,205
9 £1,335
10 £1,460
11 £1,585
12 £1,710
13 £1,840
14 £1,965
15 £2,090
16 £2,215
17 £2,345
18 £2,470
19 £2,595
20 £2,720
21 £2,850
22 £2,975
23 £3,105
24 £3,225
25 or more £3,350

Number of staff 

The number of staff is the total number of full time (or full time equivalent) members of staff employed by or forming part of the firm and includes executive directors and partners.

Registration fee

A pro-rata registration fee is payable based on the registration fee calculated as shown above divided by 12 and multiplied by the number of calendar months (including the month in which the submission is made) between the submission of the firm's application for registration and the end of the calendar year inclusive.

Annual fee

An annual fee is not payable by a firm in or for the same calendar year in which it is registered. The annual fee will be calculated on the same basis as in the table above.


Reduction of fees

Any Registration fee or annual fee will be reduced in the following circumstances:

  1. ​by 50% where the business fulfils one of the conditions set out under a) and b) below:
  2. ​by 75% where the business fulfils both of the conditions set out under a) and b) below:

​a) the business holds or is deemed to hold a licence, consent, registration, permission or authorisation from the Commission under any of the regulatory Laws*; ​ ​ ​ ​ ​

b) ​the business is a member of a group of companies where one or more other members of that group are also under an obligation to pay a fee to the Commission under Schedule 5 to the POC Law.

*For the avoidance of doubt, the discount described 'a)' above does not include holding a registration with the Commission as a prescribed business under Schedule 5 to the Proceeds of Crime Law.