Reminder on membership

The BSL Administrators would like to remind everyone with authorised fuels of the membership renewal process.

Membership fee is due on 1st January each year. The membership fee is a flat fee per account, not per fuel, and is calculated based on company size information provided during registration. For individuals, a membership fee of £25 + VAT will be charged.

Membership fee by company size: for individuals £25 + VAT. For small / micro companies £120 + VAT. For medium / large companies £295 + VAT. Self-Suppliers will be charged an annual membership fee each January. Producers, Producer-Traders and Traders will be charged on a quarterly basis in January, April, July and October to coincide when quarterly reporting data is submitted, and tonnage fees are paid. In the case of removal of a fuel or supplier by the BSLadministrator, no fees will be refunded.

Quarterly reporting data will be accepted from the first day of the month following the end of the reporting period (“QR Date”) and can be reported up to 30 days after QR Date. If, after this date, quarterly reports have not been submitted, the fuel(s) may be audited and/or suspended or removed from the BSL. Once the quarterly report has been submitted, payment can be made. This is by PayPal or BACS. Payment date is on or before QR Date +30 days and is not +30 days from the date you submit your quarterly report.

  • In January, suppliers will need to report on woodfuel sold in the period between 1st October to 31st December. 
  • In April, suppliers will need to report on woodfuel sold in the period 1st January to 31st March 
  • In July, suppliers will need to report on woodfuel sold in the period 1st April to 30th June 
  • In October, suppliers will need to report on woodfuel sold in the period 1st July to 30th September.

Late submissions of quarterly figures may be accepted in exceptional cases where prior permission is applied for from, and granted by, the BSL Administrator. Any person wishing to apply for such an exemption should contact the helpdesk as far in advance of the Quarterly Report date as possible, and never later than QR Date +35 days. The BSL helpdesk will take details of the length of extension 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 on a strictly 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.

Get in touch with the BSL Helpdesk on 01684 215253 or email

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