A range of papers associated with the 2021/22 fee and levy consultation and the Teaching Council’s decision-making can be found below.

A key reason for proactive release of papers is to assist those affected by proposed changes and the public to understand decisions and the decision-making process. It is in this spirit that the Council has decided to provide a proactive release of relevant papers.

Some information in the attached papers is not visible because it has been ‘redacted’. Any redactions are done in line with the provisions of the Official Information Act 1982

  • to protect the privacy of natural persons, s9(2)(a)
  • to protect information subject to an obligation of confidence, where it would be likely to prejudice the supply of similar information, or information from the same source and it is in the public interest that such information should continue to be supplied, s9(2)(ba)(1)
  • to maintain the effective conduct of public affairs through the free and frank expression of opinions of members in the course of their duty, s(9)(2)(g)(i)
  • to maintain legal professional privilege, s(9)(2)(h)

In these papers, most redactions are because the material is not related to the fees and levy issue (i.e., out of scope), to protect the names of private individuals, to allow the expression of free and frank advice, or because the content is covered by legal privilege.

For more information about the Council’s responsibilities, “What we do" describes the range of our work or you can read the Functions and powers of Teaching Council in the legislation.