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Fees and allowances

Changes to fees, support and funding

Our new deal for foster carers is now live. This means the way we pay our allowances and fees has changed and foster carers can also benefit from additional support and training. Download Norfolk's new deal for foster carers to find out more.

Existing placements at 6 April 2022

For existing placements, payments will remain on the previous payment scheme for 18 months. Find out more on our webpage detailing payments for existing placements.

Full details about fees and allowances are in our Foster Care Payments Information and Guidance 2022-23. HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) regards fostering fees and allowances as different to other income for benefits and tax purposes. Getting fees and allowances for fostering may not affect any benefits you receive. There's also a separate, generous tax allowance.

There's further information available, plus a free e-learning package, on the HMRC site.