Membership is by annual subscription. Fees vary by grade. View our fee table for more information.

You will also need to pay a one-off, non-refundable joining fee of £55.

No tax or VAT

Your membership subscription is tax deductible if you pay it yourself. Include your membership subscription in your annual tax return or write to your tax office with details of your subscription so that your tax code can be adjusted.

There's no VAT on your membership fee either.

(Employers paying for their staff can also record CIPR membership fees as a business cost for tax purposes).

iprovision voluntary contributions

iprovision is the CIPR's benevolent fund, meeting the needs of those members who are seriously ill, experiencing hardship or without work. Members are asked each year if they would like to pay an additional discretionary payment of £10 towards the Institute's benevolent fund. Members receiving support from iprovision, the CIPR's benevolent fund, are exempt from the membership fee. To talk confidentially with someone from iprovision, email administrator@iprovision.org.uk.

More than two of you?

If at least three people from the same organisation join at the same time we will waive the £55 joining fee, saving at least £165. Send the applications in together and make sure each is clearly marked with the code 'CIPR3'. Membership is still awarded on a individual basis. This offer applies to new members only.

And if you're joining or renewing at least 10 individuals from the same organisation, take a look at Corporate Affiliate.

How to pay

We've got lots of payment options for your annual subscription.

  • Direct Debit - complete the direct debit instuction in the application form.
  • Visa/Mastercard - fill in the card payment section on the application form or call us on 00 44 (0) 20 7631 6900
  • BACS - use your invoice number as your transaction reference otherwise we won't know it's your payment
  • Cheque - write your name/invoice number on the back and enclose with your application

You can pay your £55 admission fee by card, BACS or cheque, but not by Direct Debit.