Membership

BMA membership subscription rates

Rates for 1 October 2013 to 30 September 2014

Subscription type Average monthly subscription1 Annual subscription
Standard rate

£36.92

£443

 

Concessionary rates

 

Member in first year after qualification

£9.42

£113

Member in second, third or fourth year after qualification 1

£18.50

£222

Member in fifth, sixth or seventh year after qualification 1, 2

£27.42

£329

Armed Forces within UK except those within 7 years of qualification
(also available to Military Revervists who provide proof of status)2

£32.42

£389

Member resident in Channel Island or Isle of Man except those within 7 years of qualification

£32.42

£389

Overseas member resident outside the UK, including all ships surgeons and Armed Forces members posted overseas for a period exceeding 12 months and not within 4 years of qualification

£22.92

£275

 

Dental surgeons except those within 4 years of qualification

£22.92

£275

Salary Link A 3

£13.59

£163

Salary Link B 4

£18.50

£222

Spouse or partner of member 5

£18.50

£222

Permanently retired from medical practice

£13.59

£163

Voluntary worker6

Nil

Nil

Member for more than 50 years (Life member)

Nil

Nil

 

 

Student rates

 

 

First year (with direct debit mandate for second year renewal)

Nil

Nil

First year (without direct debit), non fresher first year, second and third year

£3

£36

Other student members

£3.50

£42

Notes

  1. Members within 7 years of qualification can claim the appropriate rate for their role, providing they are no more than 2 years 'out of programme' and provide suitable evidence.
  2. The Armed Forces rate is available to Military Reservists who provide proof of status.
  3. Salary Link A can be claimed by any member whose gross professional income is not expected to exceed £9,305. A separate claim must be made each year.
  4. Salary Link B can be claimed by any member whose gross professional income is not expected to exceed £34,402. A separate claim must be made each year.
  5. The spouse or partner concessionary rate is available to married couples or to unmarried partners with financial interdependence and a joint home:
    • The reduction is granted only to one partner. If both partners qualify for a concession, this rate will be applied to the partner who otherwise would have paid the lesser rate.
    • A separate copy of the BMJ and BMA News will not be sent to the member claiming the concession unless they submit a written request.
  6. The voluntary worker rate cannot be claimed by a member in paid employment. Suitable evidence of employment must be provided

 

Income tax allowance on membership subscriptions

Employed and self employed members may be able to claim income tax relief on their subscriptions. Members should contact their financial adviser or HMRC for further information.

 

Tax relief on professional subscriptions

You may be able to claim tax relief on your BMA and other professional association subscriptions, although this depends on your individual circumstances.

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