As won by the strike action of August 2022, councils will now pay Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC) fees for local government workers across Scotland. These are mandatory fees for workers in social care that must be paid each year, so this victory puts money back in the pockets of, often low paid, workers.
The SSSC are working on how
- registration will work going forward
- they will refund those that have paid since 1 April 2022.
We will update here as soon as we hear details of refunds. Read below for how registrations will work.
You will still have to re-register each year, but you will not pay a fee. When registering online select the option ‘I work for a local authority (local council)’.
The MySSSC payment screen will soon encourage local government workers not to pay a fee. In future MySSSC will recognise that you are a local government worker and not ask for a fee.
SSSC won’t issue invoices for fees due in December. Instead, they will send an email advising they do not need to pay a fee.
9 thoughts on “SSSC fees update”
I’m being asked to pay my fee and not received email to say otherwise I work for Aberdeen city council
Hi Lesley Ann
Please contact a rep from your branch for information related to Aberdeen City Council. The information here is for the City of Edinburgh Council.
I paid my renewal fee in November for Midlothian Council. Am I going to get this refunded?
This is the website of Unite the Union City of Edinburgh Council branch, so we can’t advise on Midlothian Council. Please speak to your union rep. If you don’t know who this is call the Unite office on 0131 556 9676.
Have refund methods been arranged yet?
Are we to claim back fees paid directly from SSSC ?
We haven’t heard anything yet—will chase this and get an update.
Hi I’ve just received an email this morning informing me that my registration fees are being refunded, hope this helps.
Can you please confirm how employees in private sector partner provider centres can claim their registration fees back?
The payment of SSSC fees was won as part of the Local Government Employee pay deal 2022. Those that are not local government employees are not covered by this.
You would be best speaking to your employer to see if they cover your SSSC fees or if you are expect to pay them.