The Statutory Levy
All LMCs are funded by a levy. In County Durham and Darlington a levy is collected from practices and is based on an amount per patient. This is reviewed annually and is currently set at 17p
This money funds the office and officers of the LMC and also pays the National Levy.
The National Levy
This is collected to find the National Negotiating Committee (GPC) and the GP Defence Fund (GPDF) and supports national negotiations regarding General Practice.
This rate is set by the GPDF and is also based on an amount per patient.