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Concessions and special circumstances

Fellows and Members can apply for a concession on their annual subscription payment if they are on parental leave or find themselves in special circumstances or facing financial hardship.

The concession rate is 33% of the full subscription:

 

Membership

2021 full fee rate

Concessionary rate at 33% of the fee

UK

Fellow/Member

£600

£198

Overseas

Fellow/Member Band A

£261

£86

Fellow/Member Band B

£150

£50

Fellow/Member Band C

£93

£31

See international country bandings

 

Who can apply for a concession?

  • If you are a Fellow or Member taking parental leave, you will be eligible for a concessionary rate on your fees.
  • If you are a Fellow or Member who is working less than full-time (LTFT), part time, semi-retired, undertaking academic research, taking a career break, etc, you may be eligible to apply for a concessionary rate on your fees. In these cases, you will need to be earning less than the income concession threshold to be eligible for a concession.

 

What is the income concession threshold?

The RCOG uses external benchmarks to establish the level of the income concession threshold.

UK/Overseas

Membership

Income concession threshold

UK

Fellow/Member

£37,500

Overseas

Fellow/Member Band A

£16,500

Fellow/Member Band B

£9,375

Fellow/Member Band C

£6,000

See international country bandings

 

Concessions deadline

Your subscription payment is due on 31 January.

If you would like to apply for a concessionary rate, you will need to notify the Membership team by 28 February of the year for which you wish to pay a reduced fee.

If your circumstances change after this date then please contact the Membership team at membership@rcog.org.uk to discuss your particular circumstances.

 

 

How to apply for a concession

To apply for a concession (including parental leave concession) you will need to complete and sign the concession declaration form (PDF 345kb) and submit this to the Membership team via email at membership@rcog.org.uk.

If you have questions about the concessions and would like to speak to the Membership team, please email us at membership@rcog.org.uk or call us on +44 (0) 20 7045 6776.

 

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