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Fees and subscriptions

Your annual membership subscription is due on 1 January.

Being a member of ICAEW makes you part of a powerful global network of finance and business professionals. Your membership subscription enables ICAEW to continue to be a world leader of the accountancy and finance profession, and provide support to members at every stage of their career.

Membership Fees and subscriptions 2018

You will be able to access your subscription notice from 1 November 2017. If you are a student, subscriber or a general affiliate looking to pay outstanding fees please use our non-member payment area.

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Membership renewal

Your annual membership subscription is due on 1 January. Every year, we will contact you in November about your renewal. Payment is due on 1 January and must be received before 31 March otherwise your membership is at risk of cessation. If your firm pays your subscription, we will contact them direct to request payment.

If you think you may be eligible for a reduced subscription rate due to low income, or life membership, please contact us immediately so we can amend your membership grade and adjust your annual fee.

Failure to renew on time may result in disciplinary action. See the regulations, standards and guidance area for details.

Reduced subscriptions

If you are on a low income, due to redundancy or retirement, you may be eligible for a reduced subscription. This is often available to members who are on a career break too.

You can only apply for a reduced subscription rate when you renew your membership, which is due on 1 January every year. When the time comes, you can apply online or by calling us.

You will be asked what your annual income is. When awarding reduced subscription status, we will take into account all your income, including interest on investments and savings, rent from properties and dividends. However we exclude pensions and state benefits.

If you are granted a reduced subscription, it will run for a calendar year, regardless of any changes in circumstances. However, it cannot be back-dated, so if your income is reduced part-way through the year, we can’t amend your current subscription rate.

2018 subscription fees

The fees are based on your income and circumstances. These are the annual membership fees for 2018:

Full rate £365 
Half rate £182.50 
Retired rate  £182.50 
Low rate  £51 

Practising certificate and Practice assurance fees

 Members residing in the EEA
Members residing in the rest of continental Europe £171 
Members residing outside UK or continental Europe

Admission fees

Members residing in the UK or Europe  £656 
Members residing outside UK or Europe

Readmission fees

No readmission fee other than for cases requiring review by the Fitness Committee; fees for such cases will be £730 (two times the main subscription).

Life Membership

Members who are over the age of 60 and have been in membership for more than 30 years and are no longer working, may be eligible for a one-off life membership fee. 

Life membership   
One off payment  £547.50 

Have a question about paying your fees and subscriptions?

Do you have a question about the fees and subscriptions process? Our advisory team have compiled a list of the most frequently asked questions to support you through this process.