What is a minimum charge?
PPL and PRS for Music apply minimum fees to their tariffs. The fee is applicable as there is a cost attributable to PPL and PRS for Music for the administrative effort in licensing organisations.
The minimum fee ensures these costs are not paid from the revenue collected from licensees.
As PPL and PRS for Music continue to set their respective licensing tariffs separately from each other, the minimum fee is also set separately.
For PPL the minimum fee is applicable to each licensee irrespective of the tariff they are licensed under. This fee increases annually in line with RPI and is currently [£51.66] plus VAT.
PRS for Music have a minimum charge which is specific to each tariff. You are able to find the minimum charges by viewing the tariffs.
Please note that a minimum fee is only applied to a licence once per year.