The cost of application this year remained at £2,160 (£1800 + VAT).  There will be a further appointment fee of £3,000 (+ VAT) paid by successful applicants. Those applicants with low incomes (gross fees below £60,000) are entitled to pay concessionary fees, which are half the standard level.  The fees may be paid by debit card (preferred), electronic transfer, or by cheque.

In deciding the fees for the 2021 competition, the QCA Directors noted that it was likely to be necessary to increase the fees in the near future.