The General Teaching Council for Scotland (GTCS) has not taken any decision in respect of the annual registration fee in 2014/15 ("Cost of registration fee to increase for staff", The Herald, March 15).

Indeed, the only decision taken to date is to freeze the registration fee at its current level for a fourth successive year in 2013/14.

Like all other bodies, we will continue to monitor our financial position and will make a final decision on the fee for 2014/15 around this time next year.

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This decision will be taken by GTCS members following careful consideration of operating costs, asset levels and income from fees at that time.

Anthony Finn,

Chief Executive,

The General Teaching Council for Scotland,

Clerwood House,

96 Clermiston Road,