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MARRIAGE AND REGISTRATION SERVICE FEES INCREASE

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Fees for some of the services provided by the Local Registration Service in England and Wales will be raised from 1...
Fees for some of the services provided by the Local Registration Service in England and Wales will be raised from 1 April 1994. The increases will affect certain fees for marriage where revenue does not meet the cost of providing the service. The statutory fees forcertificates of birth, death and marriage issued locally will not bechanged.

There will be no increase in the fees charged for certificates issued centrally from the records kept at the OPCS. Marriages after civil preliminaries The fee for giving notice of marriage will be raised from £17.00 to £18.00 for each notice.

The fee payable to a registrar for attending a marriage at a register office will be raised from £18.00 to £19.00 and for attending a marriage at a building elsewhere from £30.00 to £31.00.

These increases will mean that for a couple who live in the same district the total cost of a register office marriage will be £37.00; if they live in different districts the cost will be £55.00. If they choose to be married by licence the cost will be £82.00. The cost of the marriage certificate will remain at £2.50. Completion of quarterly certified copies

The sum paid to incumbents and authorised persons for completion of the quarterly certified copies of marriage entries from which the central record is compiled will be raised from £1.50 to £1.60 per entry.
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