Every organisation or sole trader who processes personal information has to pay a data protection fee to the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) unless they are exempt.
It should only take 15 minutes to complete the process and pay your fee. In some cases, you may be exempt. The ICO has a quick form for you to complete to find out if your company qualifies for an exemption, (linked below).
The fees range from £40 to £2,900. The fee depends on the size of your organisation, your turnover and, in some cases, the type of organisation you are. It’s structured like this out of fairness.