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Life membership

Life membership allows you, as a retired professional, to retain the benefits of ICAEW membership, including retaining your ACA status.



  • Library services and access to the latest information
  • Access to business and accountancy resource and research services
  • Use of the Business Centre at Chartered Accountants’ Hall
  • Confidential advice and support helplines

How to become a life member

When you become a life member you will receive a life membership welcome pack, containing all the information you need to take advantage of your offers and discounts.

How do I apply? You can select to become a life member when you do your next annual membership renewal or you can call us now on +44 (0)1908 248 250.  
Am I eligible?

If you are fully retired, aged 60 or over and have been an ICAEW member for 30 years or more, you can become a life member by paying a one-off life membership fee of £622.50 (1.5 times the standard annual subscription).

Life membership is free to retired members aged 75 and over, or those who have been a member for at least 50 years.

Life membership will be granted to eligible members, provided that all remunerated business and professional activities have ceased and that a practising certificate, if held, is surrendered.

Free financial planning consultation with a financial planner

Expert financial planning advice will be of help to anyone who wants to protect their assets, make the most of their savings and investments and plan for their family’s future.

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