Membership fees are changing

Frequently Asked Questions


Why are membership fees changing?

From 1 January 2022, our membership subscription fees are changing. We have introduced several new member benefits  since the onset of the pandemic but as we continue to digitise and improve the membership experience, we need to raise our fees. We haven’t increased our prices for more than five years. These changes will allow us to continue responding to member feedback and make our services accessible globally.

How are membership fees changing?

Membership fees will rise with UK inflation (approximately 4%). The fee for a typical monthly direct debit payer at MCIPR or FCIPR grade will rise from £17.92 per month to £18.67 per month – £0.75p per month more. These changes take effect from 1 January 2022 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% (UK inflation) to our Corporate Affiliate discounted rates too.

What if I can’t afford the higher fees?

We recognise that these are still 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 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 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, and consider joining us for our next Making the Most of Membership event to make sure you’re using all the services available to you.