FSA has announced its annual funding requirement for 2010/11 and the basis on which firms will pay for it. The cost of funding is 9.9% higher than last year but 60% of firms will pay less because of changes to the charging structure. Following its consultation in CP09/26, FSA will charge the increased cost of intensive supervision to firms whose size and impact mean they need most FSA supervision. It has also published its proposals for its rates, explaining how there will be a minimum fee for all firms with a straight line recovery of costs allocated to fee blocks to allow FSA to calculate variable fees above the minimum. It expects fee payers in the "A" block to bear the brunt of the fees under the new calculation method. FSA wants comments by 12 March for some of its proposals and 12 April for others.