Members can reduce their subscription payment by one of the following methods:
A reduced subscription fee may be payable if the member's gross income is below the threshold of £24,100 for the 12 months ended 31 December 2016.
Available to all classes of membership. If a member started her maternity leave in 2016 or 2017 then her 2017 subscription can be reduced to £53. This can apply to male members and those taking adoption leave.
If a student is undertaking an RTPI accredited course then free student subscription can be claimed.
If a member finds themselves with a sudden significant reduction in income then the RTPI might be able to help reduce the member's subscription.
If a member has retired from work then they may be eligible to transfer to the Retired Members Class and choose to pay an annual subscription of £53.00 from point of transfer.
If a member is a UK tax payer and pays their RTPI subscription themselves (i.e. the cost has not been reclaimed from their employer), it may be possible to claim UK tax relief on the cost of the subscription.
Members with a UK based bank account can opt to pay their subscription (including reduced subscriptions) over 4 equal quarterly instalments by paying by Direct Debit. The form may be downloaded from here.
If the member is overseas and does not have a UK bank account then they can still pay quarterly by card. The Subscriptions Team needs to be contacted annually to set up this arrangement.