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The Levy

The RSPCA Assured certification mark has a value due to the public’s recognition and understanding of the RSPCA brand and this is reflected in the levy.

The money generated by the levy helps us run the scheme and promote the certification mark, further increasing its value to those who use it on their products and menus. As we are a charity, every penny is put back into improving farm animal welfare.

The levy is based on the price you sell the product at, excluding VAT.

The only exception is for secondary products where the RSPCA Assured ingredient is only one of a number of ingredients - for example, a sandwich or a pie. In these instances, the levy is based on the purchase price of the RSPCA Assured ingredients.

The levy must be paid quarterly. Businesses submit a levy return form and RSPCA Assured will send an invoice for the levy owed.

Sales quantities and values will be audited annually and if a further levy is due it will be payable immediately, plus interest.

If a business ceases to be a member of RSPCA Assured, the RSPCA Assured certification mark or any references to it must be removed from all products, menus, stationery, buildings, vehicles and all marketing communications immediately.

All uses of the RSPCA Assured certification mark and the words RSPCA Assured are strictly subject to membership and should be emailed to us for written approval prior to print and publication.

Please email us if you need to make a Levi return request


  • Meat, poultry and liquid egg - 0.375% of the value of product sold
  • Eggs (including boiled eggs) - 5p per 30 dozen eggs sold
  • Milk - 2.5p per 20 litres sold
  • Salmon and trout - 0.875p of the value of product sold per kilo (gutted weight)
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