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Our aim is for the cost of accreditation to be simple and fair. There are no joining fees, you just pay annually for your accreditation, based on the size of your organisation and the number of employees. Please see below for further details.

Small organisations

Organisations with 0-50 employees: £25 flat rate per year.  So whether you have 3 employees or 33 employees, you will pay just £25 a year for your accreditation in recognition that we really want the Good Business Charter to be accessible to small businesses and small charities.

Larger organisations

For all other organisations, the fee is calculated at £1 per employee, up to a limit of £2,500 for private sector organisations and just £500 for public sector and third sector organisations.

So, if you have 68 employees, you will pay £68 a year as an accreditation fee.

If you have 150 employees, you will pay £150 a year as a accreditation fee.

If you have 2,500 employees and are a private company, you will pay £2,500, but if you have 10,000 employees you will also only pay £2,500.  However if you are a public sector organisation, or charity, then we are committed to capping the accreditation fee at £500 per year.

We do not want cost to be a barrier to GBC accreditation, which is why we are determined to keep our costs low.  We are grateful to private funding to enable us to cover our operational costs to support this policy.

Payment Terms

Our invoices are payable within 30 days.   

As a GBC-accredited organisation, you are committed to paying invoices within 30 days, in line with our tenth component on prompt payment. 

GBC Accreditation

Be recognised for your responsible business practices and start your accreditation journey today