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BMA membership subscription rates

Rates for 1 October 2016 to 30 September 2017

 

Subscription type Monthly subscription 1 Annual subscription

Standard rate

£36.91

£443.00

     

Concessionary rates

Member in first year after qualification

£9.41

£113.00

Member in second, third or fourth year after qualification 1

£18.50

£222.00

Member in fifth, sixth or seventh year after qualification 1

£27.41

£329.00

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

£32.42

£389.00

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

£32.42

£389.00

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

£22.91

£275.00

Dental surgeons except those within 4 years of qualification

£22.92

£275.00

Salary Link A 3

£13.59

£163.00

Salary Link B 4

£18.50

£222.00

Spouse or partner of member 5

£18.50

£222.00

Permanently retired from medical practice

£13.58

£163.00

Voluntary worker 6

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

£3.00

£36.00

Other student members

£3.50

£42.00

 

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 £11,110. 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 £38,380. A separate claim must be made each year.
  5. The spouse or partner concessionary rate is available to co-habiting couples 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 or 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.

 

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.

To find out more, read our guidance and watch our short video. You can also download a tax claim form.

Members could contact their financial adviser or visit HMRC for further information.

 

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