This is what I love about govt. fees
They can arbitrarily change them whenever they please. They don't have to account to anyone, nor defend their actions - just UP the charges (and UP yours if you don't like it). There's no concept of competition: you can't go to a privately run ICO - or any other QUANGO for that matter, nor of value for money - you never find out what your individual contribution buys you. You don't have the option of opting out as these things are mandatory / legally enforced and companies have no input into the democratic process to say whether or not they want the "service" the gummint says they must take..
The same thing happens to real people too. Whether it's being mugged for a BBC license fee, screwed over for council tax (that goes up every year, by more than inflation) or any of the other fees, licenses, charges or taxes that we get railroaded into paying - no matter who you vote for, or which party is in power.