Membership fees are changing

Frequently Asked Questions


Why are membership fees changing?

From 1 January 2023, our membership subscription fees are changing. We have expanded our learning content and introduced free training since the onset of the pandemic but as we continue to digitise and improve the membership experience, we need to raise our fees. These changes will allow us to continue responding to member feedback and make our services accessible globally.

How are membership fees changing?

We are limiting this increase to a maximum of 4% which is below UK inflation (currently 10.7%). The fee for a typical monthly direct debit payer at MCIPR or FCIPR grade will rise from £18.67 per month to £19.42 per month – £0.75p per month more. These changes take effect from 1 January 2023 and you can find full details of the new prices here  . 

Will fees for Corporate Affiliates be changing?

Our membership is individual, and everyone nominated under a Corporate Affiliate group membership is also an individual member of the CIPR and receives all the usual benefits. So we have applied a small increase of just under 4% to our Corporate Affiliate discounted rates too.

What if I can’t afford the higher fees?

We recognise that these are uncertain times and appreciate that everyone’s circumstances are different. If you’re concerned that you won’t be able to pay your fees, please take a look at our Cost of Living Support Hub and speak to us. We may be able to offer fee reductions or waivers in some circumstances - for example part-time working, maternity/paternity leave. Please email [email protected] to find out more.

How can I get more value from my membership?

A lot has changed in membership. Revisit your membership welcome pack for a refresher of your benefits, connect with your CIPR groups, or email [email protected] to make sure you’re using all the services available to you.