Add corporate card fees
GOV.UK Pay supports adding a fee or ‘surcharge’ if your user pays with a corporate credit or debit card. You can contact GOV.UK Pay support to ask the team to set this up for you.
Each surcharge is a flat amount added to a payment. If you’d like to discuss adding surcharges as percentages, please contact us.
You can set a different surcharge for each of the following 4 corporate card types:
- non-prepaid credit cards
- non-prepaid debit cards
- prepaid credit cards
- prepaid debit cards
In a payment journey, when your user enters a card number the GOV.UK Pay platform checks to determine if it’s one of the 4 corporate card types. If a surcharge is applicable, the platform will inform them that a surcharge of a certain amount will be added to the total.
We will not apply a surcharge if we cannot tell if the card is:
- credit or debit
- prepaid or not - we cannot tell this for most Mastercard cards
You can sign in to the GOV.UK Pay admin tool to see the payment amount and the surcharge amount listed separately.
If a payment has a surcharge applied, the full amount available for refund includes the surcharge. When you create a refund, you can optionally exclude the surcharge from the amount you refund.
If a surcharge is applied to a particular payment, you can see this in API response fields:
||Contains the amount in pence, without any surcharge. This field always appears, even if a surcharge is not applicable.|
||Contains the total amount in pence, including any surcharge. Only appears if a surcharge is applicable.|
||Contains only the surcharge amount, in pence. Only appears if a surcharge is applicable.|