FORS fees frozen for a fifth year running

There will be no increase to FORS membership subscription or audit fees during 2020, for the fifth year in succession.

FORS fees have now been fixed at the same rate since 2015, with the hold in membership costs announced as FORS enters its 12th year of operation.

Now with 5,000 members across the UK, FORS provides evolving best practice for transport operators of any size and vehicle make-up.

FORS Director, John Hix said, “As always, costs remain of huge importance to operators, so it is vital that FORS continues to ensure best value for our diverse membership base.

“Our members recognise the value-add FORS brings, with our recent membership satisfaction survey finding two thirds of members questioned stating that their business had received indirect benefits as a result of FORS membership.

“Holding our fees at the 2015 level highlights our commitment to our members and recognises their continued investment in driving forward best practice with FORS.”

FORS 2019 - in figures

  • 5,031 FORS Bronze audits were conducted, with an overall pass rate of 73 per cent, compared to 71 per cent in 2018
  • 121,204 people completed the FORS Security and Counter Terrorism eLearning module
  • 52,933 LoCity eLearning and 6,358 LoCity classroom courses have been completed
  • One third of respondents highlighted the biggest indirect benefits of FORS were increased work winning over competitors and improved customer satisfaction
  • 47% of members reported a reduction in the cost of their annual fleet insurance greater than £1,000

Hix continued: “The initial pass rate at FORS Bronze during 2019 sat a very healthy 73%, reflecting both the investment from members and the balance the FORS Standard has been able to strike, between being accessible, while offering far more than simple box-ticking.

“FORS is an evolving programme which has maintained its position as the go to best practice accreditation scheme across the industry because it is able to adapt to the changing needs of the industry.

“We look forward to continuing this journey with our growing membership base in 2020 and beyond.”

The FORS 2019 Annual Review, issued this week, is available by clicking here.

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