All sites with a duration longer than 18 months must be registered either annually or in natural phases.
Annual registration allows for sites to be considered for the Scheme’s National Site Awards each year. This type of registration is encouraged, as rewarding sites for their efforts in meeting the Scheme’s expectations is a significant reason for registration. In order to be considered for a National Site Award, a registration period must have completed before 31 December in the year prior to the awards ceremony.
If a long duration site has a start date after 1 April, the Scheme recommends that the site registers from this date until the end of the year, and annually from then on.
For example, a site that starts in June 2014 and ends in May 2016 should be registered as:
First registration: June 2017 – Dec 2017
Second registration: Jan 2018 – Dec 2018
Third registration: Jan 2019 – May 2019
When registering in this way, the fee payable should be worked out by dividing the total project value by the number of registrations. For example:
£21 million (total project value) / 3 (number of registrations) = £7 million (value per registration) = £690 + VAT (fee payable per registration)
Sites may wish to register in natural phases which do not coincide with the annual National Site Awards year. If you choose this type of registration, the Scheme will contact you to advise the best way to register.