The WER supplement to the Glass Times magazine has provided information on the costs involved to join the Authorised Retailers scheme. They are as follows:

  • There is a one off registration fee of £200
  • To licence a single product (per annum): £199
  • To licence multiple products (per annum): £399

They do also point out however that between the 1st September and 28th February 2010, there will be an introductory offer of £75 for the one off registration fee. Though I doubt that will swing many undecided firms.

To me the costs are ridiculous. This is just another quick way to try and squeeze yet more money out of retailers, already struggling through the recession. I doubt the uptake on this scheme will be massive. Until installers see this as being a genuinely useful tool, and not another money making plan, few will join.