Membership renewal process 

Membership fees are charged starting at the beginning of the year at a fee based on your declared company size. 

  • For Self-Suppliers, this is an annual fee charged upfront on January 1. 
  • For Producer-Traders, this fee is broken up into four quarters throughout the year starting with Quarter 1 on January 1. Producer-Traders must also submit their quarterly reports for the previous quarter at this time. 

This is a flat fee based on company size, regardless of how many active fuels you have listed on your account. 

Membership fee by company size  

Individuals – £25 + VAT  

Small and micro companies – £120 + VAT  

Medium and large companies – £295 + VAT  

Quarterly reporting data  

Quarterly reporting data will be accepted from the first day of the month following the end of the reporting quarter and must be submitted within 30 days.  

Quarter  Reporting quarter  Submission period  
1  1 January – 31 March  1 April – 1 May 
2  1 April – 30 June  1 July – 31 July 
3  1 July – 30 September  1 October – 31 October 
4  1 October – 31 December  1 January – 31 January  

For example, you will report on wood fuel sold between 1 October – 31 December in Q1. You have until 30 January to submit this report.  

Payment timings 

You will need to pay the application fee after you enter all the information needed for your situation. For Self-Suppliers, these are only the terms and conditions to ensure continued compliance with the rules of the BSL and confirming that information is up to date. For Producer-Traders, this is your quarterly report as well as terms and conditions. This will then allow you to make payment – either by PayPal or BACS.  
Payment is due on or before the end of the reporting quarter +30 days, not +30 days from the date you have submitted your quarterly report. Submitting your quarterly report late does not allow you to delay your payment date.  For example, when paying your Q2 fee, your payment is due by 30 July. If you submit your quarterly report late, on 5 July, your payment is still due by 30 July. 

Failure to comply with payment terms will lead to a fifteen-day suspension of the fuel as ‘notice of removal’. If a payment is not forthcoming within those fifteen calendar days, the fuel may be removed with no further communication. 

Can I submit late?  

Late submissions of quarterly figures may be accepted in exceptional cases where prior permission is applied for from the BSL Administrator. Any person wishing to apply for such an exemption should contact the helpdesk as far in advance of the due date as possible, and never later than the due date +45 days. 
The BSL helpdesk will take details of the length being requested, the reason, and any supporting evidence. The helpdesk will confirm to the applicant in writing the outcome of their request, usually in a maximum of five working days. Dispensations will be strictly on a case-by-case basis. Since the veracity of evidence will likely be difficult to validate, all such requests will have an impact on the Supplier’s risk profile. 

It is crucial to keep your contact details up to date, including your email address and phone number. You can also manually add another user to your account for additional contact details. If you wish to change the master user’s details, please email us via the master user’s email account, providing the new contact information.  

If you have any further questions, please contact the BSL Helpdesk on 01684 215253 or email the team at  

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