All payments to LOCSU should be accompanied by a completed levy payment form: LOC Levy payment form
The fee to be a member of LOCSU as paid by LOCs is 0.5% of the NHS GOS sight test fees paid to local contractors.
Adjusting your LOC Levy
A standard template has been introduced for LOC Treasurers to email NHS England when requesting to change the LOC’s statutory levy percentage.
The template below must be completed in full and emailed to the Ophthalmic Team at your NHS England regional office.
Information required includes:
- The total LOC levy percentage to be deducted (including LOCSU percentage)
- Confirmation of whether the LOCSU levy should be paid direct by PCSE
- The date you want the change to take effect from
Once NHS England have approved the request for change, they will instruct PCSE to update the Ophthalmic Payments System accordingly so that the levy percentage collected is in line with your request.
PCSE will notify you once the Ophthalmic Payments System has been updated. Please note the new process is effective immediately.
If you have any questions regarding the process or have any difficulty getting a change approved and any other levy issues, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for assistance.