Ways to reduce your membership fee

Your BCS membership is valuable to your professional development. There are a number of options to help you reduce the cost of your membership so whatever your circumstances you can continue to get the most out of your membership.

Claim tax relief
If you are a UK tax payer you might be able to claim tax relief on your membership subscription fee. For further information visit www.bcs.org/taxrelief.

Pay by Direct Debit
If you are a UK bank account holder and pay your membership by direct debit you save an additional 5% off your annual subscription.

Visit www.bcs.org/directdebit for further information. Sign up online in MyBCS or call us on +44 (0)1793 417424 or 0845 300 4417 (UK) between 8.15 am and 5.45 pm, Monday to Friday (UK time).

Group Membership
Ask your employer if they would be interested in setting up a Group Membership Scheme. If they agree then they would pay your subscription fees for you. For information visit www.bcs.org/groupmembership or call +44 (0)1793 417747.

Alternatively, your employer may be willing to help subsidise your fee to support your professional development.

Other options

Related information

Direct Debit is the most convenient way to pay your membership subscription. Available to members who hold a UK bank or building society account.
BCS is one of the HMRC approved professional bodies, therefore, if you are a UK tax payer and pay your own membership or journal subscription fees, you may be entitled to claim tax back on your membership or journal subscription fee.