NHS Property Services’ (NHSPS), in conjunction with NHS England and the Department of Health, has published a refreshed charging policy for 2017-18. A full version of the policy can be viewed here.
The policy is most relevant for customers without a formal lease in place. However there are areas which apply to all customers such as the vacant space hand back scheme and sessional space.
The policy clarifies our core charging principles and outlines charges payable for occupation of NHSPS properties. This includes regular charges (such as rent service charges), invoicing disputes, VAT, capital expenditure recovery and dilapidations. The policy also includes details about the vacant space hand back scheme and sessional space policy.
The core of this policy is the same as the arrangements in place since 1 April 2016 when, in line with other parts of the government estate, market rent was introduced across the NHSPS estate.
The main innovations for this year are the sessional space pilot and the vacant space hand back scheme, further details of the scheme are available here.
In the first instance, please contact the Customer Support Centre on 0800 085 3015 or email@example.com
If you’d like to give us feedback on the proposed changes to next year’s charging policy, you can do so here.