Nurses have to pay for their own registration fees. I think we will have to do the same even if we are dragged screaming all the way to the bank.
I think a lack of registration has been our downfall in the past and has meant that we get treated like "back room boys" and girls, rather than the professionals we have to be in order to do the job properly.
I recon I pay about twelve quid a year for each letter after my name, expensive I know but it looks good on paper and it is recognition for all the years of study and experience.
As for a training budget to keep up registration........